Originally Posted by windmill
all the "safety" arguments for and against are just smoke and mirrors.
Let me tell you about the time I was slabbing home on 580 eastbound in the #1 lane just west of Pleasanton. Well, there is typically a huge backup in that area, going from 4 or 5 lanes doing 80mph to 4 or 5 lanes doing 5mph. There was a driver trailing behind me a bit that got my attention and sure enough PLOWED into the back of the vehicle that I was behind a split second before.
It was because I am comfortable in the space between cars that I'm here today, and for no other reason.