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Old 12-16-2009, 02:13 PM   #31
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Are you saying one should leave 45 meters of space between cars on the highway (Fifteen 3 meter car lengths)? You realize following distance applies just the same to trucks as to other cars. If anything trucks stop slower than the average car.
The rule is 2 seconds of space.

Driver of a truck can see brake lights 1 mile up the road. Truck drivers will appy brakes when a vehicle 1/4 of the mile applies his brakes, giving him ample time to stop.

You following 40' behind can't see the vehicles further up the highway, therefore you are looking for his brake lights. If it was an emergency you would not have enough time stop.

I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:33 PM   #32
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Tomek wtf is your problem dude? Go get some imaginary lays. I've said over and over that I don't intend to follow that close. You always get pissy on my threads. GTFO.

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #33
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:05 PM   #34
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I wanted to bring that up. As you explained, you are getting carried away by paying attention to the rear end of that trailer. Lets say if you were on Gardiner, you would be able to pop off in case of some emergency. If you had been following behind the trailer, it would have been too late to do anything in case of emergency.




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The rule is 2 seconds of space.

Driver of a truck can see brake lights 1 mile up the road. Truck drivers will appy brakes when a vehicle 1/4 of the mile applies his brakes, giving him ample time to stop.

You following 40' behind can't see the vehicles further up the highway, therefore you are looking for his brake lights. If it was an emergency you would not have enough time stop.

I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:29 PM   #35
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someone with some time on their hands..could be useful for this arguement lol -> http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=137
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:07 AM   #36
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I think the guy gets the point. Lol you got falmed on this one.
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