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Tailgating is classified by UK law as careless driving and is punishable with a £100 fine. It can even result in a ban or criminal prosecution if a severe accident is caused as a result. It is recommended that drivers leave at least a two second gap between themselves and the car in front.

Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership is currently waging war against motorists who drive too close to the car in front, with our ‘2 second gap!’ campaign.
Previous research has shown tailgating to be the biggest fear among road users.


Check out our campaign video with the amazing Harry Shotta!

Back up or be punished

Tailgating is considered as careless driving.
Punishments for careless driving range from a £100 fine and three penalty points, a driving ban, or even a prison sentence.
The Highway Code states that you should leave a two-second gap between cars. The two seconds are made up of the time needed for thinking and stopping.
When it is raining, the 2-second gap should be at least doubled.

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