Safe Distance is a Relative Term
Although there are some general rules as to what a safe-driving distance is (two car lengths, for example), that distance can vary based on traffic conditions and road conditions. If you’ve been involved in a car accident that includes a determination of safe driving distance, contact a lawyer to help you protect your rights as a driver. Don’t let the insurance adjuster or police officer have the final word on what happened to cause a rear-end accident. You will need a personal injury attorney to review the accident files and determine if there is room for re-assigning fault for the accident.
Although other drivers might not approve, driving less than two car lengths behind another vehicle is unsafe. And that’s especially true at high speeds. During rush hour traffic, bottlenecks create sudden stops; and if drivers are traveling too fast there will be rear end collisions.
Although southern Californian drivers are used to dry, sunny days, they still have to adjust their speed on days with rain. In especially bad whether, drivers should drive below the speed limit as roads are slick with an oil and water mixture.
Driving at unsafe distances can also mean chain reaction accidents. Frequently several safe drivers get caught in multiple car accidents as other vehicles slam to a stop and swerve into other lanes. If you’ve been blamed for an accident, contact a lawyer to ensure the blame is being assigned correctly. If you’ve been the victim of an accident, you need a lawyer who will ensure all of your interests are taken into consideration.