Dave11130 Wrote:
May 09, 2012 2:44 PM
Tailgaters are most likely responding to the fact that highways are carrying more cars; in the old days we were told to leave 10 car lengths between vehicles on the highway--nowadays an attempt to do that would result in one car after another jumping into the gap, causing you to drop back and then another car would jump in. The way to prevent that (and allow you to eventually get where you are going) is to cut down the distance between cars. (At least, that is the mind frame at work and the reason for tailgating.)