More than half of UK motorists admit to tailgating, a recent survey by road safety group Brake has found. Almost a third of motorists admit doing tailgating regularly despite almost all drivers claiming the practise is worrying.
The survey asked drivers about their driving habits in the last year, particularly on motorways.
A news report by the Daily Mail covers the results of the survey:
“More than half of motorists admit to tailgating on motorways and 60 per cent have broken the speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways by 10mph or more.
A survey of 1,000 drivers by road safety group Brake and insurers Direct Line revealed that, in the past year, 57 per cent of motorists admit to leaving less than a two-second gap between themselves and the vehicle in front, with 28 per cent doing so monthly or more.
Almost all drivers say they worry about other drivers tailgating on motorways: 95 per cent are at least occasionally concerned about vehicles too close behind them; while four out of nine (44 per cent) are concerned every, or most, times they drive on a motorway.”
Keeping to the speed limits and allowing plenty of room between you and the car in front will help to reduce the risk of accidents and make our roads safer.