There were a total of 187 accidents reported during the month of June in Rome. With following too close being the main reason for the accidents.

We are happy to see that the number of accidents are down 10% from June in 2017.

Intersections with the most accidents:
9 wrecks – Shorter Ave @ Redmond Cir
8 wrecks – Martha Berry Blvd @ Veteran Memorial Hwy
7 wrecks – Turner McCall Blvd @ Riverside Pkwy

ips on avoiding a following too close accident:

3 second rule – To determine the right following distance, first select a fixed object on the road ahead such as a sign, tree or overpass. When the vehicle ahead of you passes the object, slowly count “one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand.” If you reach the object before completing the count, you’re following too closely. Making sure there are three seconds between you and the car ahead gives you time and distance to respond to problems in the lane ahead of you. – per

**The entire purpose of maintaining a safe following distance is to give your car the time it will need to stop before hitting the car in front of it.**

How much stopping distance you need varies depending upon driving conditions.

3 seconds, for speeds between 35 and 55 mph, in ideal driving conditions (good road surface, good weather, light traffic)
4 seconds, for speeds between 55 and 75 mph, OR during rain, on wet pavement, or in heavy traffic
7 – 8 seconds, for icy or snow-covered roads