This video explains the “three second rule.” In order to maintain a safe following distance, pick out a landmark on the road, watch the car in front of you pass it, and then count how long it takes for you to pass the landmark. If you get to “three” before you’ve passed the landmark, then you’re at a good following distance. If you pass the marker before that, then you need to slow down. In uncertain weather conditions, you should increase your following distance to four or five seconds.
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