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Defensive Driving Tips: Proper Following Distance

Last updated 6 years ago

Safe driving habits and maintaining the proper following distance can prevent some car accidents from ever happening. In this video, former sheriff and driving instructor Doug Harvey outlines the best following distances for various circumstances. Depending on the conditions of the roads, you should maintain at least one or two car lengths between your car and the one in front of you.

How many times have you stopped short at a stop light only to have the car behind you come dangerously close to your bumper? If you are the proper distance behind the vehicle in front of you, you should still be able to see the bottom of its wheels touch the ground when you are stopped.

Being aware of your driving and your surroundings may prevent further accidents from occuring. If you have been charged with a traffic violation or suspected of DUI, please contact The Orr Law Firm LLC, Denver, Colorado's premier DUI defense law firm. Visit Orr Law online or call us today at (720) 279-9588.


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