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Half of drivers admit driving too close to the vehicle in front

Nearly half of drivers in the UK (48%) admit they do not keep a two second gap between them and the vehicle in front on motorways, according to a survey by Brake, the road safety charity, and Green Flag Motoring Assistance.

The charity warns that leaving a two second gap is only enough in dry weather. Drivers must leave at least four seconds or more in rain, snow or ice due to extended stopping times.

Latest figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show that on average five people a week are killed on UK motorways, and more than 50 people a week are injured.

  • The survey results are based on responses from 850 motorists given between February and April this year.

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