CT Auto Accidents: Tailgating

Sunday, February 17th, 2019 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

There are times when a slow driver in front can make us feel agitated. There are also times when we are the slow driver and cars are following us too closely. Tailgating is risky, dangerous, and can cause Connecticut auto accidents.

The following are some tips to follow when you are being tailgated:

  1. Brake slowly. Tailgating reduces the space between cars. Don’t slam on your brakes, slowly brake so you both have time to stop.
  2. Get out of the way. If you are on a multi-lane road and are being tailgated, the quickest way to stop it is to check that moving to another lane is safe, put your blinker on, and gradually move over.
  3. Drive at a speed that is comfortable to you. Being tailgated can be nerve-wracking. Drive your vehicle at a speed that you feel confident and in control.
  4. Avoid confrontation. Do not respond to a tailgater who passes you with aggression or hand gestures. Engaging people who are in an aggressive state can lead to more trouble.
  5. Stay calm. Above all else, stay calm. Cooler heads always prevail.

If you or a loved one was in a Connecticut auto accident, contact our experienced team of attorneys immediately. Our team will begin an investigation and help you navigate the claims process.

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