No, we’re not talking about cookies dropped on the floor. Think back to driver’s ed when you learned that you should follow two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. Tailgating and aggressive driving are two of the leading causes of automobile wrecks. And now, police departments across the country have started taking action. A story on NPR this morning talked about Oregon and other states’ attempts to enforce the two second rule using new laser technology. Aiming the lasers at two vehicles, the police officers are able to calculate the time between the vehicles. The officers have found drivers following as little as ½ second behind another car — not enough time to even react, much less stop, if the lead car brakes. Don’t let that person be you. Remember the two second rule and protect yourself and fellow motorists.
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