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Old 07-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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Glad you're both OK. And a good friend with a truck to the rescue. Can't have enough friends that own trucks...
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Glad you are OK.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #17
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Think about this. NOTE: This is not (I hope) about you.

I am told that for cars and light pickups on clear dry pavement you should note when the car in front of you passes something, say the shadow of a bridge, and start counting seconds.. One thousand one, One thousand two.

IF you are "In the shadow" (In the example given) before you finish the TWO, you are tailgating.

Likewise, with a large vehicle, add another thousand or two, Add more for wet or other than pavement roads.

Averate in Detroit, where I used to (just for the fun of it) time cars.. One thouand on....

Of course with a head on.. Sometimes the cars jump lanes and that puts the above trick to no use.. Instead of you tailgating, it is exactly as you phrased it in the original post

"An Immovable object placed itself"

They "Cut you off". And that one.. Is not your fault.
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glad your ok and hope the insurance goes through ok.. I feel your pain
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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Think about this. NOTE: This is not (I hope) about you.

I am told that for cars and light pickups on clear dry pavement you should note when the car in front of you passes something, say the shadow of a bridge, and start counting seconds.. One thousand one, One thousand two.

IF you are "In the shadow" (In the example given) before you finish the TWO, you are tailgating.

Likewise, with a large vehicle, add another thousand or two, Add more for wet or other than pavement roads.

Averate in Detroit, where I used to (just for the fun of it) time cars.. One thouand on....

Of course with a head on.. Sometimes the cars jump lanes and that puts the above trick to no use.. Instead of you tailgating, it is exactly as you phrased it in the original post

"An Immovable object placed itself"

They "Cut you off". And that one.. Is not your fault.
Thanks for your thoughts on this. I'm actually quite conscious of spacing. I'm a 4-6 seconds kind of guy :-)

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Old 07-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #20
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:16 PM   #22
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Dodge trucks are sturdy. Good thing you all are safe.
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