Tailgating and Georgia Car Wrecks
Tailgating occurs when one vehicle follows too closely to another in traffic. It’s a dangerous practice—in fact, it’s considered a form of aggressive driving—and one that causes many wrecks in Georgia each year.
There are many risks associated with tailgating that include:
- Difficulty in seeing road hazards
- Not being able to stop quickly
- Less time to respond to changes in traffic ahead of you
- Increased likelihood of rear-end collisions
Was it Tailgating?
It is illegal to tailgate in Georgia; however, it is very difficult for police to determine if someone was indeed following too closely, as the measure is often subjective. A good rule of thumb to follow when you’re driving is to keep at least one car length between you and the vehicle in front of you.