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There is a car in front of you.
What is a safe following
distance?

YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.

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YOU ANSWERED
3 car lengths
behind
CORRECT ANSWER
3 car lengths
behind
While many people think of following distance in terms of space, what is really important is time. The "3 second rule" will let you react to a vehicle up ahead and steer clear of danger.
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