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509 .         Following too closely

        (1)         In this regulation, "long vehicle" means a vehicle of more than 8 metres in length, inclusive of any projection and of its load, or a vehicle with dual wheels on any axle or a vehicle towing another vehicle.

        (2)         Except when overtaking and passing, the driver of a long vehicle when following another long vehicle shall, wherever conditions permit, keep his vehicle not less than 60 metres behind the other vehicle.

        (3)         This regulation does not apply to a long vehicle in a built-up area or to a long vehicle on a carriageway provided with 2 or more marked lanes available exclusively for vehicles travelling in the same direction as that in which the long vehicle is travelling.

        (4)         Except when overtaking and passing, the driver of any vehicle shall, when following another vehicle, keep such distance behind it, as will enable him to stop his vehicle in an emergency with safety and without running into the vehicle in front of him.

        [Regulation 509 amended in Gazette 25 September 1981 p.4097.]

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