at 20 foot behind at 75+ MPH.
Drives me crazy in traffic where on one will leave any distance at all, even at high speeds. If you back up even 40 feet, someone cuts in.
At those speeds and distances, even the blink along with a sneeze will be time enough to hit someone because you didn't see them change lanes in time, or see their brake lights in time.
This time in Washington state. Reminds me of Route 50 here in Maryland between Annapolis and DC. It used to be 55 mph speed limit and was always jammed during rush hour. Someone finally wised up and raised the limit to 65 mph and the jams disappeared.
LACEY, WASH. - An anti-tailgating strategy on Interstate 5 backfired in the form of unexpected traffic jams, state transportation officials have discovered.
Officials from the state Transportation Department and Washington State Patrol planned to meet Monday to reassess the $35,000 Two Dots To Safety pilot program on a two-mile stretch of the freeway north of this Thurston County town. Similar programs are in use in Maryland, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Road crews painted dots 80 feet apart and posted signs telling drivers to stay at least two dots - 160 feet - from the vehicle ahead, based on the traffic safety principle of being at least two seconds behind another vehicle when going 60 mph.
Long backups developed Saturday, the day after the program began,....(read article, see picture)