Under normal driving conditions, use _________ to maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle in front of you.

Correct answer

  • the four-second rule
  • the two-second rule
  • the three-second rule

Explanation

The North Carolina Driver's Handbook recommends that you use the two-second rule to maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle in front of you. (Other authorities recommend a three-second rule.) Under poor or hazardous driving conditions, you should increase your following distance even more.

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