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# What is the 1 second rule when driving?

Updated: 8/19/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

The four second rule is very simple, while following another vehicle when he passes a certain line or passes under a bridge you simply starting of the seconds and you should be at the four second mark or higher.

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13y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

The three second rule is when you stop at a red light and your going to make a right turn, you must wait three seconds before proceeding as long as their isn't a no right turn on red light sign.

Wiki User

11y ago

The purpose of the 4 second rule is the safest method to use when passing another vehicle

Wiki User

9y ago

The 3 second rule in driving assess how often you should be looking at mirrors. You should be looking at mirrors every 3 to 5 seconds.

Wiki User

8y ago

It's an absolute minimum driving time that you should keep between yourself and the car in front. Ideally 3-4 seconds would be far safer.

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