Safe distances between vehicles

Cars driving along a highway with chevron markings on the road Chevrons will encourage Canberra drivers to keep a safe distance from other cars.

New road markings called Chevrons are being trialed along the Tuggeranong Parkway.

Chevrons are a series of inverted letter 'V's painted on the road. In good driving conditions, motorists should keep at least two chevrons apart.

The road markings provide more awareness for drivers of the safe distance they should keep from the vehicle in front and deter dangerous tailgating.

Rear end accidents typically make up 40% of reported crashes in the ACT each year.

The chevrons have been placed along two 1.8 kilometre sections of road on the Tuggeranong Parkway:

  • In a southbound direction between Hindmarsh Drive and Sulwood Drive, Woden Valley
  • In a northbound direction between Cotter Road and Lady Denman Drive.

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