New drivers can use the 3-second rule is a simple way to double-check that you are driving at a safe following distance. By choosing a fixed point that is even with the car in front, you can see that if you reach it before counting to three you are driving too fast. Even if there is traffic, you should still keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead. Anything can happen and make the car in the front slow down unexpectedly.

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