Originally Posted by Verbatim
not as much as driver reaction
you rear ended someone.... how is that NOT your fault?
trying to argue that it's safe to follow closer than 3 seconds on the basis that your BMW brakes better than the car in front of you will not fly in court
if the car in front of you got cut off (you didn't get cut off) and so you hit them, you did not have enough space in front of you. when deciding on cushion space, you are trying to determine if you can avoid hitting the car in front of you, if they panic brake spontaneously.
I'm not trying to argue that it's safe to follow less than 3 seconds. What I'm arguing that even though I WAS safely behind the driver in front of me by atleast 3 seconds the reaction time and the time it took for the Dead stopped vehicle to come in to my view after the car in front of me swerved out of the way made it impossible for me to stop. I'm trying to prove that inWAS not tailgating. This lady caused 3 cars including mine to collide.