Motorists who drive too close to the car in front are the target of a campaign to reduce the number of road traffic injuries.
“Some injuries and subsequent insurance claims could easily be avoided if drivers backed off and left a bit more room,” said Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury (APIL) Lawyers, a not-for-profit organisation, which on Wednesday (16 August) is holding its annual Injury Prevention Day. APIL is calling for drivers to “back off” and end the needless collisions caused by tailgating.
“Driving too close, or ‘tailgating’, is a bad habit of which many drivers are guilty. It is incredibly dangerous, as well as anti-social, and can be really intimidating for other drivers.”