Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Being kind is not only beneficial to others; it can also increase serotonin, decrease stress, ease anxiety, and possibly prolong life.
Unlike kindness, tailgating has negative effects on a person. Not only is a person causing adverse damage to themselves, but tailgating can also potentially be dangerous to other drivers. According to the National Safety Council, one in eight of all crashes involves at least one vehicle running into the back of another.
An easy way to ensure you are not tailgating is by using the two-second rule: as the car in front passes an object, count “one thousand and one, two thousand and two” at normal speed. You should pass the object at the point where you would start saying three thousand and three. Or, say “only a fool breaks the two-second rule”, which should be about the same amount of time.
Always be kind. Kindness is contagious and your actions have a bigger impact than you might realize. While driving, one act of kindness might lead to others arriving safely to their destination.