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Best Practice: Avoiding Rear – End Collisions

Watch Your Rear

Rear end collisions are among the most common types of incident on the road. The main causes of rear end collisions include drivers following the vehicle in front too closely and inattentiveness. In other words, DRIVER ERROR!

Drivers are most commonly rear-ended at slow speeds – usually at junctions, roundabouts, intersections and traffic lights. Rear end shunts also frequently occur in heavy traffic when vehicles are crawling along or when they slow down suddenly.

Many drivers think there is nothing they can do to prevent being rear-ended by others, but in fact there are many hazard prevention techniques you can employ to try to keep your rear intact.