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Today’s Three Seconds: Three-Second PLUS Rule
Under normal driving conditions, the “Three-Second Rule” works great in determining following distance and should give you plenty of time and space to avoid a collision. Sometimes, however, you may need to add additional space to the equation, and this is called the “Three-Second PLUS Rule.” Here are some instances when you need to leave extra space and increase your following distance to 4 seconds or more:
- When visibility is poor.
- In adverse weather conditions.
- On poorly paved roads.
- When following a motorcyclist.
- When towing a trailer or are carrying a heavy load.
- When being tailgated.
For a more in-depth look at the 3-Second Rule check out our blog on Following Distance.