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Six in Ten Drivers Tailgate

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Data published towards the end of last month (May) has revealed that six in ten drivers admit to tailgating on motorways, despite 95 percent of drivers citing the offence as their main worry when taking to the road.

The latest data, which is based on a survey of 1,000 drivers has found that 57 percent of all drivers admit to leaving less than a two second gap between them and the car in front of them when on the motorway; with 28 percent of drivers admitting to tailgating on at least a monthly basis.

According to the data published, 61 percent of male drivers admitted to tailgating on motorways, compared to 53 percent of female drivers; and the figures came despite legislation being introduced in August last year, which was designed to penalise those drivers found guilty of tailgating.

As traffic law solicitors in Yorkshire, we not only understand that leaving less than a two second gap between the car in front and yourself increases your risk of being involved in a road traffic accident; but we are also aware of the consequences of being caught tailgating.

This is why, for those who are facing charges of such an offence – or any other motoring offence – should seek the advice and guidance of our experienced solicitors, who will represent you through the legal process and have a high success rate in helping a number of clients keep their driving licences; and their freedom, following motoring offence charges.

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