The Far North has unusually high rates of nose to tail car crashes for a regional area.
New stats from the AAMI Crash Index show over a quarter of crashes here are caused by impatient drivers getting too close to one another.
AAMI spokesperson Michael Mills says drivers need to be keeping at least two seconds distance between them and the car in front of them.
The types of all crashes in Far North Queensland (from most to least):
1. Collision with a stationary object
2. Nose to tail
3. Failed to giveway
4. Hit an animal
5. Collision while reversing