Monday, February 15, 2010
View From The Ditch bank
GETTING NOWHERE FAST--I saw a news report this morning about a big accident in Kansas City. Something like a 60 car pile up. The snow was blamed as the cause of the accident. I am sure it was certainly a factor. Maybe, even the main factor. But not the only factor. I am going to mention a here to fore unmentioned factor in many of the accidents that occur on a daily basis. After I mention it, then it will no longer be an unmentioned one. And that is the law that says you stay 1 car length behind the vehicle in front of you for every 10 MPH you are traveling. So, going down the freeway at 70 MPH ( OK, so the speed limit in most states, at least in the west, excepting California is 75, most people do 80 ) you should be 7 car lengths behind the vehicle in front of you. If you do that, then at least 6 cars will pass and get in front of you, so you back off another 7 lengths for the car immediately in front, and here comes another 6 or 7 cars, so you back off again. You keep on doing this, and soon you are back where you started, having not arrived at where you were going, and never having to use reverse. Wonder if your gas tank fills back up that way? Have a safe driving day and That's The View From The Ditch Bank.