Ask HPD: Can someone be pulled over for tailgating?


Can someone be pulled over for tailgating? If so, what is the penalty? Detective Parker Bode from the Honolulu Police Department joined Wake Up 2day to talk about the law.

Det. Bode says yes, a vehicle can be stopped for tailgating or following too closely if it can cause an unsafe situation.

He explains that a driver should leave enough space between vehicles if the vehicle in front suddenly brakes.

A good way to measure a safe distance is to count a three- second interval from when the first vehicle passes a fixed object to when your vehicle passes.

If your vehicle is too close, simply slow down to increase the gap.

Violators can face a $97 fine.

If you have a question for HPD you can go to askhpd@honolulu.gov.

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