3-Second Rule Can Prevent Car Accidents


To prevent speeding car accidents, drivers should observe the three-second rule, no matter what speed you’re driving. This is how the three-second rule works:
  1. While driving, pick out a sign or pole on the side of the road.

  2. When the car in front of you passes it, count off three seconds.

  3. The front of your vehicle should not reach the marker before you reach three.

  4. If you pass the marker before you reach the count of three, back off and try again.

Make sure, however, the three-second rule does not take your eyes off the road because that just sets the stage for another type of car accident.

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