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Re: A safe distance.

>I like my older brother's philosophy on tailgating.
>        If you follow at 4 or 5 car links and the guy ahead of you slams
>        on brakes or hits something, you're gonna really smack him pretty
>        hard.  If you're only a foot or so from his bumper, you distribute
>        all your energy into tearing up his car - no impact between you and
>        him.
>Sounds good anyway.  And makes sense, given the assumption that you're
>gonna make contact.

I've got to say that's not an assumption I generally make (something about
self-fulfilling prophesies?).

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL