Tailgating is one of the top pet peeves of drivers. We all hate it if it happens to us, but may ourselves be guilty of getting a little too close to other cars when, for example, in a rush or behind someone going perhaps a little too slow for our liking. It’s bad, it’s annoying, it’s dangerous, and we really shouldn’t do it.
The biggest reason why tailgating is bad is that it doesn’t give you enough stopping distance. To be a safe driver, it’s important to understand stopping distances. In this blog, we’re going to outline what stopping distance is, as well as provide an overview of what things can affect stopping or braking distance.