You Are A Slider

Safe drivers follow the 2-second rule (mentioned in a prior post) which translates into approximately one car length for each 10 mph. This is a safe distance from the car in front. At 60 mph there is a six car length gap. The slider comes along and slides in between the cars, yours and the one in front of you, causing you to be only one second behind him and he less than one second behind the front car. He not only placed himself in danger but you also. You then have to slow down and back off to a safer distance, i.e., to follow the 2-second rule. To avoid this danger to yourself and others only change lanes between cars if there is enough distance so both you and the car you drive in front of can maintain the 2-second rule. (Suggested by Sherrie T.)


Kurt T. said...

Not only that, but when said "slider" hops between the two cars, the car behind the "slider" has to apply brakes (Read: overreacts and slams on brakes) and that ruins the rest of the flow of traffic.

This is how traffic jams start when there is nothing ahead that should cause it.

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