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Question:

You are following another vehicle. In Maine, what is the recommended following distance?

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The Maine Motorist Handbook and Study Guide recommends the "two-second rule": Do not follow within two seconds of another vehicle. This is the minimum recommended following distance under ideal conditions. If driving conditions worsen, you should leave a three- or four-second following distance. [Keeping a Cushion Ahead, Maintaining a Safe Cushion, Part IV: Operating a Motor Vehicle, State of Maine Motorist Handbook and Study Guide]