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St. Charles traffic violation defense lawyer

The number of cars that travel on roadways has been increasing for many years. Everyone has their own destination, and most people like to get there as quickly as possible. However, there should always be enough room between each car in case one driver needs to brake suddenly. Young drivers are taught the three-second rule in driver’s education classes. This rule states that there should be enough space between two cars in the same lane of the road that three seconds will pass before the following car reaches the position held by the car in front. Any motorist who follows closer than that is “tailgating” and thus committing a traffic violation.

Is Tailgating Considered Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving occurs when a person drives his or her vehicle with willful disregard for the safety of other drivers or pedestrians around him or her. One section of the Illinois law regarding reckless driving touches on the subject of following too closely. It says that a driver sharing the road must provide enough room for the cars around him or her to maneuver safely.

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