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Question:

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

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Explaination

The Nevada Driver's Handbook recommends a following distance of at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. (Some other authorities recommend a three- or even four-second following distance.) 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. [Defensive Driving Tips, Chapter 3: Driving Safely, Nevada Driver's Handbook]