Watch: two second gap reminder for drivers
Footage offers stark reminder about the dangers of driving too closely to other road users
Worrying footage released by Highways England shows how quickly things can go wrong when drivers tailgate the vehicle in front.
In the video, taken from the M6 in Cheshire, several cars break sharply as an unrelated incident unfolds ahead.
As you’ll see, one car is struck by a HGV.
There’s a dedicated Highways England website offering advice on how to deal with tailgating.
All drivers should leave a minimum two second gap between them and the vehicle in front. In wet conditions, this should be at least doubled.