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Maintaining a Safe Following Distance

... how many were the result of preventive enforcement. Safe following distance This is a great column on a very thorny subject. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/12/15 - 19:23 - 5 comments

VIDEO - Safe Following Distance

This video from Young Drivers of Canada shows the safest following distance on the road and how to adjust this distance depending on the road conditions. Safe Cushion = Safe Following Time PLUS Safe Leading Time Under normal drivin ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/13 - 00:10 - 1 comment

Driver Attitude and Automated Enforcement

... miscreants who don't make any attempt to keep a safe following distance, we're never going to see it happen. When's ... dangerous miscreants who don't make any attempt to keep a safe following distance, we're never going to see it happen." I do agree ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/01/23 - 11:40 - 40 comments

Forced Tailgating

... is straight forward, if I have to slow to maintain safe following distance after you change lanes in front of me, you are in ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/08/06 - 08:16 - 1 comment

Passed & Forgotten

The topic of choice in the DriveSmartBC e-mail box this past week has been about drivers who pass you in the left lane of a multiple lane highway and then immediately change lanes back in front of you. This action leaves less (sometimes much less) ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/07/25 - 12:12 - 5 comments

The Lost Art of Making a Lane Change

... my speed. Great, now I have to drop back to maintain safe following distance. At times like this I wonder why they didn't choose to ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/07/25 - 12:13 - 12 comments

Space Cadets

... who moves back over in front of you leaving less than safe following distance ? Don't they know that they are supposed to see all of ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/19 - 13:24 - 9 comments

Safe Following Distance

It is interesting to watch drivers following others in poor road conditions. They're still far too close for the speed being travelled, and their wipers are going like mad trying to keep the windshield clear. That's good news for the people that s ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:43 - 0 comments

OPINION - Does Speeding Actually Cause Crashes?

... may find the data to be helpful in determining a minimum safe following distance to maintain when tailgated by a heavy vehicle and in ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/10/02 - 11:14 - 7 comments

Disobeying The Laws of Physics

...      The rule of thumb for a safe following distance is generally accepted as being 2+ seconds, regardless ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/15 - 10:55 - 6 comments

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