WATCH: Shocking moment tailgating causes crash on the motorway

Tailgating drivers are being targeted after new figures reveal more than 100 people are killed or seriously injured each year because of people driving too close to other vehicles in front.

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Figures released by Highways England show one in eight road casualties are caused by tailgating

Officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) have launched a two-week operation to catch offenders.

They will be targeting tailgating drivers on the M6 in Staffordshire as part of a crackdown on people who drive too close to vehicles in front.

CMPG will identify culprits between junctions 12 and 14 who will then be escorted to CMPG's Doxey base.