2019 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 25 - Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, Etc.
1129 - Following Too Closely.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1129 (2019)
§ 1129. Following too closely. (a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall
not  follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent,
having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and  the  traffic  upon
and the condition of the highway.

(b) The driver of any motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicle.

(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This provision shall not apply to funeral processions.

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