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England campaign to stop tailgating

England has a problem with aggressive drivers tailgating the vehicles in front of them.

According to figures from Highways England almost nine out of 10 drivers say they have been tailgated, with some left feeling “victimised”.

One in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front, with more than 100 people killed or seriously injured each year.

So they are launching a campaign “Don’t Be A Space Invader”.

Former Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell, supports the campaign.  He says:

Tailgating is a driving habit I utterly deplore. Not only is it aggressive and intimidating, but it can lead to a crash with a tragic outcome.

There is absolutely no upside to it – you will not get to your destination faster, you are not a skilled driver for doing it, and you are putting so many innocent people at risk. So I very much back this campaign to highlight the dangers of tailgating.

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