Many car accidents occur from drivers following too closely. A safe following distance is three seconds between you and the car in front of you. In bad weather conditions, double your distance. Large trucks need additional space in order to stop safely. For example, if you are driving below 40 mph, you should leave at least one second of distance for every 10 feet of vehicle length.
The following is the Idaho Rules of the Road regarding following too closely:
Idaho Code § 49-638. FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY
- The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of the vehicle, the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
- The driver of any motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a highway outside of a business or residential district and which is following another motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy the space without danger. This shall not prevent a motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any vehicle or combination of vehicles.
- Motor vehicles being driven upon any highway outside of a business or residential district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each vehicle or combination of vehicles in order to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy the space without danger. This provision shall not apply to funeral processions.
Car Accident Attorneys in Idaho
If you have been injured from the negligence of a driver following too closely, contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm. We can take the stress out of your case and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. At Brent Gordon Law, we believe every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our law office in Idaho Falls or Pocatello today to discuss your car accident case with and experienced car accident attorney during a free consultation.
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