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Tailgating

Definition

Tailgating is the act of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, such that the distance between the two vehicles does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible.

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Tailgating

Tailgating is the act of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, such that the distance between the two vehicles does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible.

The safe distance for following another vehicle varies depending on various factors including vehicle speed, weather, visibility and other road conditions. Some jurisdictions may require a minimal gap of a specified distance or time interval. When following heavy vehicles or in less than ideal conditions (e.g. low light or rain), a longer distance is recommended.

Fighting against tailgating

Tailgating causes most rear-end crashes in South Australia. Some motorways in the United Kingdom and Australia feature certain road markings which can help resolve this problem. Consisting of an arrangement of chevrons, these remind the driver not to tailgate, and assist in the two second rule.

In Germany tailgating is punishable with a fine of up to 400 €. In case of gross negligence one or more penalty points are given and the driver's license may additionally be immediately suspended for up to 3 months.


Additional Resources

  1. Pigskin, Tailgating And Pollution [bryan.uncg.edu]
  2. Economics Of Victory // News // Notre Dame News // University Of Notre ... [news.nd.edu]
  3. Tailgate Policies [alumni.mercer.edu]
  4. Tailgating: A W. P. Carey Tradition – The Graduate Experience [blogs.wpcarey.asu.edu]
  5. Tailgating Food Safety : Safe Meals : Preserving And Preparing : Food ... [extension.umn.edu]
  6. Department Of Agricultural Economics 5th Annual Tailgate And ... [aglifesciences.tamu.edu]