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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Spacing Between Cars in Traffic

Last updated 6 years ago

If your teen is getting ready to take on the responsibilities of driving, you can encourage good habits by teaching him important rules that tend to get taken for granted. One of these rules is maintaining proper spacing between cars. Here is a closer look at the importance of teaching this during driving lessons:
  • Maintain Confidence on the Road 
Confidence is one of the most important qualities that any driver can possess. Your teen can gain confidence on the road by having interaction with fellow drivers. Learning how much distance to keep between cars is easiest with practice. Head out on the road with your teen and let him get a feel for how comfortable he is at different distances. Guide him to stay a proper distance from the car in front of him, and let him learn how to handle traffic changes among nearby drivers.
  • Stop Safely 
Maintaining a proper distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you makes it easiest to control your braking habits while on the road. Braking should be a smooth and steady process, but this can only be accomplished if drivers are able to predict the habits of drivers in front of them. Staying far enough away from the car in front of you will allow you to have the best view of when another driver starts to brake. This will allow you to come to a stop as smoothly as possible.
  • Avoid Collisions 
Safe driving habits can help your teen avoid auto accidents, but other drivers also play a role in how safe the road can be. If other drivers are reckless or lose control, your teen can use his defensive driving skills to brake and avoid any type of collision. This is much easier when maintaining the appropriate distance. 
Your teen can learn the rules of driving when he enrolls in driver training here at Top Driver Driving School. Get more information about our Illinois driving school by visiting us online or calling us at (888) 471-5418.


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