Space, space and more space!
Last month 59% of accidents on the M5 South-West involved a rear ender.
Reduce the risk:
1. Put three seconds between you and the vehicle in front
2. Raining? Leave more space!
3. Stopped? Keep at least half a car length behind the vehicle in front of you
NRMA safety tip: To estimate a three-second gap, count “One – 1000, two – 2000, three – 3000” when you see the vehicle in front pass an object like a tree or telephone pole. If you pass the object before you finish counting, you are too close. http://www.mynrma.com.au/blog/2014/07/15/how-to-avoid-the-5-most-common-crashes/