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Letter: Leave ample space between cars on road
First Published Jan 08 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 08 2014 03:14 pm

I commute down and up Provo Canyon almost every day. And I am appalled by impatient drivers who tailgate way too close behind the car in front of them.

This morning a small car was about 10 feet behind another vehicle for several miles going 60 mph. That is dangerous, especially in deer country. And this is the reason for many accidents in Utah!

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I turn my flashers on when someone gets too close behind me, to send the message, "Back Off!" Everyone should do this.

The rule of thumb for safe spacing is "one car length for every 10 mph." I wish everyone would follow this good advice to make our roads safer ... and potentially save lives.

James Green

Heber City

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