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


The New Jersey Driver Manual recommends a following distance of at least three seconds behind the vehicle in front of you under good driving conditions. 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. [Keep a Safe Distance/Do Not Tailgate, Chapter 5: Defensive Driving, The New Jersey Driver Manual]