ITC keep a safe distance
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Abu Dhabi: The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) in Abu Dhabi has reminded all motorcycle riders of the necessity to maintain a sufficient safe distance between them and the vehicle ahead.

The reminder forms part of the agency's on-going traffic safety campaign.


Authorities have called upon road users to respect traffic laws and drive attentively and responsibly.

In general, it is recommended to keep a minimum three-second following distance — the safe following distance for vehicles is measured as a “three-second gap".

Determining the three-second gap is relatively easy: Motorists are advised to select a fixed object on the road ahead such as a signpost or a tree.

It is the minimum amount of space or gap a biker or motorist should leave in front of him.

The three-second rule means that increasing the distance between you and the vehicle ahead can help give you the time you need to recognise a hazard and respond safely.

Traffic law enforcers have also called upon motorists not only keep a safe distance between cars but also to stick to speed limits. Overspeeding and tailgating, or not keeping a safe distance between vehicles, are acts punishable by UAE traffic law.