Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tailgating drives me mad - and it scares learner drivers too!

The dangers of tailgating are considerable, especially during the winter months when weather conditions are already treacherous. If it wasn’t dangerous enough already, when a learner driver is involved the risks are multiplied.

I know only too well that driving instructors can be plagued by impatient and inconsiderate drivers on a daily basis. Don’t these people realise the risks they are taking themselves? Learner drivers are renowned for pulling up unexpectedly or even rolling back. So why do people think it’s a good idea to drive right up behind us?

Tailgating is a dangerous business that is the cause of many road accidents yet it is something that can be so easily avoided it’s no accident, it’s a conscious decision that someone makes to drive too close to the car in front. And when someone is learning to drive, it does their confidence no good at all to have an ignorant driver closing in on their bumper.

By driving so close drivers make the pupil more nervous and therefore increase the chances of them making a mistake, which will inevitably lead to an accident. And as far as the insurance goes, it will be the tailgater’s fault!

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