Rule 27 wrote:What two second "rule"? You mean the rule of thumb that people seem to think is a law?
May I suggest you familiarise yourself with the Highway Code, specifically section 126:126
Stopping Distances. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. You should
leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. The safe rule is never to get closer than the overall stopping distance (see Typical Stopping Distances diagram, shown below)
allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads
remember, large vehicles and motorcycles need a greater distance to stop. If driving a large vehicle in a tunnel, you should allow a four-second gap between you and the vehicle in front.
If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.
From: https://www.gov.uk/general-rules-all-dr ... 117-to-126
By the way, using the 2 second rule on a 70mph motorway would mean you are 14 (yes, FOURTEEN) car lengths behind the vehicle in front.
14!!!! How unreasonable, is that an issue then?
Nice of you to provide the quote that defeats your opening statement, talk about schoolboy error