UK’s Worst Tailgating Roads

There’s not a place anyone travels without seeing it, but now we have some definitive research on the worst places for tailgating drivers. Direct Line commissioned the research, which classes tailgating as leaving less than a two second gap between you and the vehicle in front. For the record, a section of the M1 near Leeds showed the highest percentage of vehicles not leaving a large enough distance between each other, with a section of the M42 in the West Midlands second, and a M1 junction in North London third.


Research was gathered by the Highways Agency and then figures from over 6,500 sections of motorways were analysed by the Transport Research Laboratory. Of all the information gathered, 49% of drivers were allowing less than the recommended two second gap, with 17% leaving less than a one second gap between the vehicle in front.




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