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The Dangers of Tailgating

Tailgating, or following another vehicle too closely, is illegal because it threatens the safety of the people in both vehicles, not to mention nearby vehicles and people. According to driving and safety organizations, drivers should be about 3 seconds, or more for higher speeds and adverse driving conditions, behind the car in front of them. At the very least drivers should be able to see the rear tires of the vehicle traveling in front of them. Unfortunately, as the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. know all too well, many irresponsible or reckless drivers in Racine disregard this safety measure and, instead, choose to tailgate vehicles in front of them.

Why Tailgating Is Dangerous

Tailgating is such a common reckless driving practice that it might not seem like that big of a deal when you see others engaging in it. However, the reality is that not only is this a driving offense punishable by fines and other consequences, but it is also extremely dangerous, as it can cause:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Rollovers
  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Burns (if vehicle catches fire)
  • Loss of vehicular control

All of these dangers are possible when another driver follows you too closely.

Discuss Tailgating and Car Accidents with an Attorney in Racine

If you have been hit by a tailgating driver, then that driver could owe you financial compensation for the many losses and suffering you’ve had to endure. Speak with our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. about how you might be able to pursue such action and how we might be able to help you. Call 800-242-2874 today to get started.