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Updated on November 14, 2008

Tailgating at 70 MPH

Tailgating at 70+ MPH

Tailgating at high speeds is one of the most dangerous driving mistakes. And tailgating a big truck is downright suicidal. Even if your lightning reflexes and close attention enable you to avoid rear-ending the vehicle in front of you, this won't help the car behind you from rear-ending you when traffic slows or stops unexpectedly.

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      Digger 

      9 years ago

      Tailgating is worse than speeding. It's a direct cause of many accidents, and it often leads to road rage incidents.

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      brad4l 

      9 years ago from USA

      Traffic permitting, I always try to give the person in front of me a safe distance and I have a strong dislike for tailgaters. I have never really understood why people will ride two feet from someones bumper like it is going to help speed up traffic or get them home faster.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      No, but I've tapped the brakes and on occasion I ease up on the accelerator and slow down, IF I'm not in the outside passing lane. I've also been known in the past to flip the bird to the driver who's tailgating me.

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      Barbara 

      9 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      True confessions...  so, have you ever been tailgated in a car you didn't care that much about scratching, and stepped on the brakes... okay, slammed on the brakes?

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Isn't that the truth...what happened to the space we are suppose to leave between cars for every 10 miles an hour you are driving?? ...Well besides the fact if there is any space someone jumps in... Driving is really tough these days with the speed limits always changing faster then slower...there are some spots that say 70 miles an hour...I am just scared to death on them...My big fear is a flat tires going so fast....Thanks for the reminder.. and safe driving everyone.G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Susan Reid 

      10 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Props for being a MALE brave enough to admit that tailgating is dangerous! You're so right that you're asking to be made a car sandwich if you get too close behind a truck. Same goes for driving in front of a truck. Those suckers don't stop on a dime, even if your wonderful anti-lock brakes can. Smush!

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