Originally Posted by kfriceman
You rear ended someone because you were following to close........doesn't matter if you are third party to someone else's action. If you were travelling with a safe cushion in between yourself and the car in front you this thread would not exist.
This. Doesn't matter what instrumented tests in a controlled environment show. If you rear ended someone, then you weren't following at a safe distance. There is no arguing about it. Doesn't matter what the circumstances were or what caused the car in front of you to abruptly slow down or stop. A safe distance means you should have been able to stop without hitting them no matter what.