The Danger That Lurks - Real World Real Roads
One person?s daily experiences. Tailgating is one of the leading causes of accidents in the United States contributing to more than one third of collisions on American roadways with large commercial trucks following too closely contributing to some of the most horrific accidents. A tractor-trailer traveling at 60 mph takes well over a football field to stop. Adding in perception and reaction time, 450 feet is a good ?best-case? scenario in dry weather.