Following Too Close (Tailgaiting) Top Cause of Accidents, Say Police
The recent rash of accidents in the area, especially Kennewick, has police cautioning drivers to quit following so closely.
We would have thought it was Failure to Yield, but police say they see more accidents caused by tailgaiting than any other.
Tuesday evening, officers responded to yet another one, near East Third and South Washington. A Chrysler PT Cruiser folded it's nose when the driver slammed into the back of the Chrysler 200, both pictured.
Not only did the PT driver get cited for following too closely, they were also driving without insurance. Allow at least a couple of car lengths between you and vehicle in front of you. We learned, years ago, in Driver's Ed, to allow at least one car length for every ten miles per hour of speed. So, if you're going 35, at LEAST 3 1/2 car lengths.