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Question:

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

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Explaination

The Michigan handbook "What Every Driver Should Know" recommends a gap of at least three seconds between you and the vehicle in front of you. You can measure your following distance by noting when the vehicle in front of you passes some stationary object and then counting the seconds that elapse before you reach the same object. If driving conditions are poor, you should increase your following distance. [Give Yourself Time and Space to Stop, Controlling Your Speed, 3 Basic Skills, Laws, and Safety, What Every Driver Must Know]