The Dangers of Tailgating | Wheeling Park High School (WV), 2017 Winners
When a driver tailgates, or follows another vehicle too closely, it prevents them from avoiding a crash when the vehicle in front of them brakes suddenly.
Teach your teen to recognize and know the speed limit on the road they are traveling.
Teach your teen to maintain a consistent speed.
Practice a safe following distance when driving with your teen, and teach them the 3-second following distance rule.
When driving with your teen, talk about what they should do if they are being tailgated.
Know your speed limit.
Maintain a consistent speed.
Always keep a safe following distance, especially during adverse weather conditions.
If you are being tailgated, don't feel pressured to speed. Do your best to ignore it, don't be intimidated by them, and continue your safe driving practices.