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Question:

You are in a line of traffic. The driver behind you is following very closely. What action should you take?

A Slow down, gradually increasing the gap between you and the vehicle in front
Explaination

If the driver behind is following too closely there’s a danger they will collide with back of your car if you stop suddenly. You can reduce this risk by slowing down and increasing your safety margin ahead. This reduces the chance that you will have to stop suddenly and you can spread you braking out over a greater distance. This is an example of defensive driving.