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60 Second Driver – Tailgating

60 Second Driver – Tailgating


Male announcer:
The 60 Second Driver Colleen Bready: Leaving a safe following distance
between your vehicle and the one ahead is a good way to protect yourself from a collision,
but what do you do when someone is driving very closely behind you? Maria Minenna: If you notice someone tailgating
you remain calm and don’t allow your emotions to get the best of you. Remaining calm allows you to stay in control
of your vehicle and avoid a collision. When driving on a multi-lane road, keep to
the right-most lane, leaving the other lanes available for other drivers to pass you. Slowing down gradually and flashing your brakes
can also encourage a tailgater to pass you. Maintaining a constant speed is important. Tailgaters may be stuck behind you because
your speed is inconsistent and they may not feel it’s safe to pass, so maintaining a consistent
speed allows the tailgater to judge if it is safe to pass you. It’s also important not to allow a tailgater
to force you to travel faster than you feel safe doing so or to exceed the speed limit. Male announcer:
For more driving tips, watch the 60 Second Driver
Thursdays at 6 P.M. on CTV News Brought to you by Manitoba Public Insurance.

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