You're driving on the interstate in relatively clear conditions when you come upon a slow semi. Slowing down, you get close to the truck's back bumper and consider tailgating. Suddenly, you see a cop up ahead! What's the right move?

Answer Brake gently until you are approximately two seconds behind the truck.

As a general rule of thumb, a following distance of two seconds is considered safe in good driving conditions. Tailgating is often illegal and always unsafe, so you shouldn't ever do it especially if there is a police officer nearby.

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