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How many car lengths/feet do you stay away from the person in front of you?

I am taking my drivers test and I was just wondering...


    




Stargazer
Unless they've changed the rules again....the old way was the 2 second rule...but..it was changed to the 3 second rule. It's been that way for at least the last 20 years or so.


Tony C
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What ever makes you comfortable,The minimum is 3 seconds.


deltafoxxray
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2 seconds..... forget the car length stuff...


yorkie
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depends on your speed

your highway code will give you up to date figures


Ed Atun
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3 car lengths for every 10 miles of speed.


jtexas
general rule, I use 2 seconds


rmm
Check your states drivers manual - the correct answer might be found there.


UCANTCME
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2 to 4 seconds behind.......


BioHazard
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when driving, stay about 2 seconds behind. that'll be good enough to pass a driving test. when stopped, i don't know. half a car length should be more than enough





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