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Tailgating Traffic Violations in Florida

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Tailgating is a traffic offense in the state of Florida that involves traveling too closely to the vehicle in front of you. This offense is also often termed 'following too close' and implies that you would not be able to stop or slow down quickly enough if the vehicle in front of you suddenly stopped. In order to avoid rear-end accidents, you are required to leave enough space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.

The amount of space, however, is something that can be difficult to determine as a driver. How close is too close? How much space is enough? These are subjective questions that can help you contest a tailgating ticket. Team up with a traffic ticket attorney from Golden Traffic Ticket Law for help in your tailgating case. Attorney Golden has handled over 50,000 traffic cases and has had ample success in reaching not guilty verdicts for clients.

What are the qualifications of a tailgating ticket?

In order to be ticketed for tailgating, the following must be true:

  1. There was a vehicle in the same lane as you and in front of you
  2. You were following the vehicle more closely than reasonable given road conditions

To defend against this allegation, you need to prove that the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you was actually reasonable given the conditions and circumstances on the road. There are general guidelines to what is enough room, if you leave one full car length between you and the car in front of you for every 10mph, you are most likely in the clear.

The distance necessary depends on the weather conditions, the speed and the road itself. 15 feet may be a safe distance when traveling 10-15mph, but it is not considered safe when traveling at 65mph on the freeway. Tailgating tickets involve subjectivity, which makes building a defense possible. To avoid points on your driving record, fines and increased insurance rates, you need an aggressive traffic ticket lawyer.

Golden Traffic Ticket Law Can Help

Facing a tailgating traffic violation in FL? We can help you contest your ticket and avoid the possible consequences. We have taken on tens of thousands of traffic cases, contact us today to set up an initial consultation. Golden Traffic Ticket Law also offers the choice of filling out a confidential online evaluation form so that you can consult with us before choosing if you want to hire us. We also have a money back guarantee for civil traffic infractions.

Do not delay, get started today in defending against your traffic ticket by calling (954) 680-7575.

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