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Why do people tailgate? I got rear ended---
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Submitted by ninaprincess on June 29, 2012 - 7:02am
Why there are so many bad drivers out there? I would say at least 70% of drivers tailgate, driving only two to four car length behind a vehicle at 70 to 80 mph. I got rear ended last weekend and it is a big headache and waste of time. My car is a two week old Prius V and now it will cost about $2,000 to fix it. I was driving on the I5 N and the traffic in front of me slowed down because people were exiting the freeway for the Fair. I slowed down and then heard a really loud noise and before I could pray that I don't get hit I felt a hard jolt and my car was shoved forward about 3 three feet. Luckily I had more than a car length gap between me and the vehicle ahead. I am sure the girl who hits the car behind me is guilty of driving to close but the guy behind me is also guilty of not keeping an appropriate distance between us.
Ever since I took driver ed in HS, I always remember the two-second rule. If I could, I want to use the three-second rule but then I hate people cutting me off. Why don't people follow this simple two second rule? Tailgating doesn't not get you to your destination faster.
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