Tailgating is known as following too closely to another vehicle in front of you where you have no chance of stopping in time if that vehicle stops suddenly. This type of ticket is rarely issued, but when it is, you will have to have solid grounds to have the charge dismissed.
The law of following too closely states that a “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.” A person convicted of driving too closely and being an aggressive driver is one who operates his/her motor vehicle with the intent to “annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person.” Any person convicted of driving too closely and being an aggressive driver shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
Dismissing a ticket for following too closely can be a challenging and trying matter, especially for a layperson. An established and experienced traffic violations attorney will examine the circumstances surrounding your case, will present sound legal advice to have your case dismissed, and will present the strongest possible case to prove you are not guilty of following too closely or to receive the lightest sentence possible under the law if convicted.