PaulT wrote:And for those instigating these it is so easy - why do some people drive so close to the car in front that if it stops or slows they have absolutely no chance of stopping.
I try to keep to the speed limits and the number of people I have come right up behind me trying to intimidate me in to going faster is incredible.
Monday I drove back from Chester, through a wall of continuous rain and spray M56/M6/A14, a journey of 7 hours plus. The amount of people 'tailgating' me was nothing less than incredulous. Vision was impaired, the road surface liquid, and braking distances parlous to say the least. Many were women drivers, who oblivious to reaction times, seem to have no fear of rear end collisions caused by their 'hurry up' approach as they attempt to emulate F1 skill levels.
I now find driving becoming increasingly difficult to contend with, as one is virtually shoved off the road by the aggression of others.
I gave up shopping in supermarkets, and get it delivered now, as the disease of tailgating has extended there as well.
Maybe it's time for a 'Smart Car' and the rail pass!