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The necessary distance in between you and a vehicle you are following should be: The necessary distance in between you and a vehicle you are following should be:

  • A. one-car length per 10 miles of speed

  • B. the same length as 3 full vehicles

  • C. the same length as 2 full vehicles

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    The correct answer is A
     
    When following behind a vehicle make sure to leave a distance of at least one vehicle length. The following driver needs time to adjust incase the traffic suddenly slows down. Many other countries follow a 2-second gap between a car behind and in front.
     
 
 
 

Stopping distances

 

Stopping distance is the distance it takes your vehicle to stop completely. It’s made up of your reaction time and your braking distance, and it’s influenced by several factors, such as

 

Braking distances are longer with worn tires,  incorrectly inflated and narrower tires, worn suspension, a heavier vehicle, slippery road surface, and no ABS.

Reaction times are long if you are distracted, dehydrated, tired, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or you are older. A typical reaction time is at least one second.