The conditions are good and dry. When should you use the ‘two-second rule’?

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A: Before restarting the engine after it has stalled

B: When checking your gap from the vehicle in front

C: Before using the ‘Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre’ routine

D: When traffic lights change to green

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In good conditions, the ‘two-second rule’ can be used to check the distance between your vehicle and the one in front. This technique works on roads carrying faster traffic. Choose a fixed object, such as a bridge, sign or tree. When the vehicle ahead passes this object, say to yourself ‘Only a fool breaks the two-second rule.’ If you reach the object before you finish saying this, you’re too close.

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