The two second rule
Monday, December 05, 2016Duration:
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Only a fool breaks the two second rule!
In dry conditions drivers are advised to keep a two second gap between themselves and the vehicle in front. In poor conditions, leave a bigger gap.
As the vehicle in front passes a fixed point, say “Only a fool breaks the two second rule”. If you pass the fixed point before you’ve finished saying it, then you’re too close and should leave a bigger gap.
For more information please visit our road safety section
Last updated: Monday 22 May 2017