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Rear-end collisions are almost always the fault of the following driver, and they can happen in an instant on crowded San Jose roadways. This brief video provides a few tips for staying safe.

It takes the average driver just over a second to identify a threat and react accordingly, and at high speeds, your vehicle can instantly cover dozens of feet. Vehicles of different sizes also have major discrepancies in stopping distances. To avoid causing a rear-end collision, maintain your tires and brake system and keep at least a 3-second distance between you and the leading vehicle.

The specialists at Michael J’s Body Shop of San Jose have the experience to help you restore your car to pristine condition. From insurance to rentals, we’ll work with you every step of the way. Call 408-279-2070 to set an appointment.