This is probably one of the most dangerous things I see on a daily basis. Without fail, a car is so close to another car’s bumper that they seem to want to merge together and form a new Transformer or something.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 23% of all crashes are rear end collisions resulting in over 950,000 injuries every year. I am calling BS on the 23% as it seems that 90% of all of my clients were crashed into from the rear. I drive Wickham Road on a daily basis and would have to say I pass at least 2 to 3 rear-end crashes a week. I may actually be underestimating there!
If you are driving close to the other vehicle’s bumper it only takes a fraction of a second to be distracted and crashing into the vehicle in front of you. First, why are you tailgating as you are not going to get where you are going any faster?! Second, is getting somewhere a few seconds earlier worth the risk?! If you sit down and calculate travel time you realize you will only shave a minute or two off of your time.
The rule of thumb is that for every 10 miles of speed you should be 10 feet further from the vehicle in front of you. I know someone is going to cut you off but its better to be safe than sorry. If the road is wet then you should allow even more space in front of you. If the person is driving too slow in front of you calm down and wait until it is safe to pass.
The most frustrating thing is that the people taking the time to read and comment are not the ones causing the crashes. If you have been injured and need an attorney I am almost always available. I personally meet with my clients and will never pawn you off on staff. I offer free consultations and can meet after hours if needed. I truly understand the time missed from work from the actual crash and the doctor’s appointments.
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