What is the 3-Second Rule?

Of the millions of people on the road, not everyone drives safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on others to uphold optimal or even acceptable standards of safety. Studies have shown the majority of car accidents happen in under 3 seconds. When you are traveling at high speeds, this may as well be faster than the speed of light for the lack of response time.

In 3 seconds or less, drivers must simultaneously assess the situation, decide how to respond, and immediately act on it--all under the pressure of trusting their instincts. The 3-second rule recommends keeping enough of distance from the vehicle ahead to allow for more than a few seconds of time.

Keeping Your Distance

One of the first lessons we learn as new drivers is how essential it is to keep your distance from other vehicles. This is precisely why so many rear-end accidents happen in bumper-to-bumper traffic or when one person follows another vehicle too closely, also known as tailgating. In some instances, a driver may be too distracted to slow down before a crash. Conversely, a tailgating driver who is aggressively pursuing the car ahead won’t be able to brake in time. This is why every driver must understand how significant their responsibility is when every time they sit behind the wheel.  

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