The best practice to avoid speeding habit- the 2-second rule

Speeding is one of the major reasons for increasing accidents these days. One of the ideal ways to do away with speeding habits gradually is the 2-second rule. The concept of following a vehicle is called tail gating. In many severe cases, tail gating increases speeding eventually leading to collisions of vehicles or rash accidents. Using the 2-second rule will always help avoid tailgating and determining a safe following distance. Practicing the 2-second rule will ultimately kill down the speeding habit of the driver as well.

Select a fixed object on the road ahead such as a sign, tree or overpass. When the vehicle ahead of you passes the object, count “one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two.” You should not reach the object before you count to one-thousand-two. If you do, you are following too closely. Studies show that many rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too closely.

The two-second rule also applies to the speed when one is on a good road and during good weather conditions. If the road or the weather conditions are not good, increase your distance to a four or five-second count. If you are being tailgated, move to another lane or slowly pull off the road and allow the vehicle to pass.