Tailgating causing rush hour accidents
Experts say only drivers have themselves to blame for the jams on the autoroutes.
Over the past year, the number of accidents has climbed on the A1, leading to 56 hours of tailbacks – up 5.5% on the year.
Although there are more cars using the roads, a spokesman for the Federal Roads Office says the main reason is cars following too close to each other and not giving themselves time to react if there’s a problem.
Most of the accidents happen at rush hour – which now increasingly includes Sunday afternoons.
The advice is, as always, leave space between you and the car in front.