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


In Mississippi, the recommended minimum following distance is one car length for every 10 mph of speed. For example, at 30 mph, you should be no closer than three car lengths (about 50 feet) behind the vehicle in front of you. You should increase your following distance when you are on an interstate highway, when you are following a truck or other large vehicle, or when driving conditions are poor. [Following Another Vehicle, Rules of the Road, Mississippi Driver's Manual]