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The safe distance between two stopping cars depends on several factors, including the speed of the vehicles, road conditions, and the driver’s reaction time.
A general rule of thumb is maintaining a following distance of at least one car length for every 10 mph speed. So if you are driving at 60 mph, you should leave at least six car lengths between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
However, it’s important to note that this is just a general guideline, and drivers should always adjust their following distance based on the specific road and traffic conditions they are experiencing.
In adverse weather conditions, such as rain or snow, drivers should increase their following distance further to allow for decreased visibility and traction on the road surface.
Additionally, drivers should always be prepared to slow down or stop suddenly if the car in front of them does so and should maintain a safe distance at all times to prevent accidents.