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Actually... Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:32:07
In Reply to: And you think your behavior was smart?, dmz789qqq, Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:57:58 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
As noted 100' is often the rule (around here it's 40m >120'). You have to stop, leaving that gap.
Also, he mostly (maybe unintentionally) used a good defensive driving technique to avoid rear end collisions. You stop behind something (for which you have to wait) 3 car lengths back. Watch 50/50 rearview/out front etc. When the first car comes up from behind, you roll a car length. When the next car comes up, you roll another car length. You now have a 2 car cushion behind you and should they get rear ended, it will be minor and the 1 car gap in front of you is unlikely to close and you are unlikely to be at fault for hitting the car in front of you. If (with 3 car lengths in front of you) the first car to come up from behind does not slow as expected (eg driver has heart attack or texting), you accelerate, either into a planned escape route, or into the space in front, in an effort to avoid or at least better manage the collision (reduce the force of impact).
I use this all the time. It really works.
Might this help one understand the reason for the 100' rule for stopping behind the school bus? Can you imagine being rear ended and your car thrown into a child crossing the street behind the bus?
Imho, the neon driver was an idiot.
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