More than 9 in 10 of us worry about motorway tailgating

According to a new survey released just today, motorway tailgating is a major worry for most motorists.

Of 1,000 drivers surveyed, a total of 57 per cent confessed to leaving less than a two-second gap between themselves and the next vehicle, Direct Line found.

In numbers:

  • 28 per cent – admitted tailgating monthly or more often
  • 95 per cent – worry about tailgating
  • 60 per cent – break the 70mph motorway speed limit
  • 69 per cent of men – do more than 80mph
  • 53 per cent of women – do more than 80mph

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Director of motor trading at Direct Line, Rob Miles, said: “Driving too closely to the car in front of you is asking for trouble. Drive too closely at speed and motorists risk not only their own life but other road users’ lives too.”

AA president Edmund King said: “Tailgating was also the number one pet hate among AA members.”

Do you contribute to the tailgating pandemic?

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