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Danish cops targeting tailgaters

Back off, Jens!

Probably too close (photo: allen watkin)
November 14th, 2016 12:42 pm| by Ray W

Starting this week, the Danish police are implementing a national program aimed at getting motorists to stop driving too close to the car in front of them.

The highway directorate’s ‘Hold Afstand’ (keep your distance) program runs nationally from November 14-20 and is aimed at stopping rear-end collisions.

“Sufficient distance in most cases corresponds to about two seconds behind the car in front for an experienced driver,” said the directorate in a release.

“In places where arrows are visible, there should be two arrows between you and the car in front.”

Watch my rear, not hers (or his)!
In 2015, three people were killed, while 42 people suffered serious injuries and 57 suffered minor injuries in rear-end collisions on the country’s motorways.