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AcrossÂ the country, cell phone laws that prohibit drivers from texting or talking while driving are being enforced. In the past there may have been some leniency with enforcement but now police are cracking down. Recently, even superstar BeyonceÂ got handed a $100 ticket in New York for texting and driving. Â Unfortunately, according the Pew Research Center, many more adults are engaging in this risky behavior. Media attention from campaigns like Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” isÂ putting pressure on lawmakers demanding that their roads become safer. As drivers, we should do our part too.
We’ve all had the frustration ( and sometimes downright fear) of a driver following much too close behind you on the road.Â There are several things you can do as a safe driver to reduce the danger of a rear-end collison – accidents oftenÂ caused by people following too closely to the car in front.
As a refresher, make sure you know how close is “too close.” Experts say to use the ‘three second” rule. Pick a fixed object in front. When the car in front passes that object, three seconds should go by before YOU pass the object. In poor weather, it should be 4-5 seconds. You can also use the two-car lengths rule – for more details on maintaining a safe driving distance go to Smartmotorist.com
What to do if someone is not observing good driving practices? Here are a few tips that may help keep both cars safer and help you feel more in control. Read more