Driving At Higher Speeds – Car Positioning and Following Distance

May 24, 2017 at 12:40 AM

Because things happen a lot faster when you are driving at a higher speed – which gives you less time to react –, the best way to stay safe is to leave a large enough space buffer around your vehicle.


This can be done by counting the distance in terms of time from the car ahead of you.

Always remember to allow:

  • At least a 2-second buffer in good conditions.
  • A 3-second buffer when you’re still learning to drive
  • A 4-second buffer when the weather is bad or at night.

When driving on roads with multiple lanes, keep left unless you are overtaking or turning right and ensure your vehicle is in the middle of the lane you are driving in.

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