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What is the minimum interval between you and the car following??

this is of for drivers test. answers are 3 seconds, 5,8,10 seconds


    




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Back in my day, I was taught it was one car length for every 10 mph. God Bless you.


Ape -X-
It's called the 2 second gap in britain.... lol maybe we just have better reactions than you guys....

So I assume it must be 3 seconds... If you left that much gap over here on the motorway you'd get cut-up to shreds on the motorway (highway).. Maybe its more to do with the fact we are less courteous drivers.


headsiwin
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In the UK and in the US it used to be a 2 second rule in the dry, as in "Only a fool breaks the 2-second rule"

It seems the US have adopted a 3 second rule for the dry.

Nowadays, the updated rule must read: Only a fool breaks the 2-second, 4-second, 10-second rule!

If you are on a dry, clear road and you reach the same fixed point before you have said the 'two' then you are too close and need to drop further back, to create the essential minimum of a two-second gap. And if you prefer three seconds, rather than two, that's okay.

At least 4 seconds gap: On a wet road

And if it's icy or you are driving on compacted snow or somewhere you know that something slippery (such as diesel fuel) has been spilled, then it is wise to create at least a ten-second gap

Please read the article it is from an extremely knowledgable source, but bear in mind the US has adopted different, increased distances.

http://www.driveandstayalive.com/info%20section/following-distances.htm

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FaZizzle
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3 seconds - at least that's what it was back in the day.


Matthew S
2-4 seconds is what we learned in drivers ed


I am right. You are wrong.
I believe it is 3 seconds for each 10 miles an hout you are travelling.
You are traveling at 25 mph, then uou should allow 75 seconds between tyour car, and the car in front of you.


guido
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they taught me 2 seconds back in the day.


rhsaunders
In my day, it was one car length per 10 mph of speed. That works out to about 2 seconds.


Andrew S
3 sounds right, but if you're going faster, you need to add some more time to allow for extra braking distance


lotus_elise_81
3 seconds.


Kevin J
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it's called the 3 second rule. you're supposed to find a stationary object, such as a road sign, and when the car infront of you passes it, you count slowly to three. if you pass the mark before you hit 3 seconds, you're too close.

hope that helps :]


Megan S
Man, just go read your book instead of asking us.


earholefillers
I was taught to count one one thousand two one thousand from a fixed object (light pole). When the auto in front of you passes it(light pole), you should be able to count to one one thousand two one thousand before you pass it(light pole).

This was years ago.....So my guess would be 3!


UCANTCME
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3 second rule.......


kneehowma
MANY FACTORS DEPEND IE HOW FAST ,WHAT TYPE VEHICAL ,ROAD CONDITIONS,AGE OF THE DRIVER ,TIME OF DAY,DRIVERS CONDITION.AND THOSE ALL DEPEND ON WHAT STATE OR COUNTRY YOU ARE IN. KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME STATES STILL HAVE INCORRECT INFO ON THIER TESTS AND THEY WILL CHANGE IT IF YOU POINT OUT TO EM GOOD LUCK ILL BE SURE AND STAY OFF THE SIDEWALKS THE NEXT COUPLEWEEKS. LOL





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