Safe drivers are sexy drivers!
Drivers who maintain a safe stopping distance have higher IQs.
While perhaps not scientifically proven I’m going to go ahead and posit that as fact.
Why wouldn’t you want enough space between you and the car in front so that you could stop safely in the event of something unforeseen happening. Because let’s face it, no one plans to have a car wreck.
The safe stopping distance at thirty miles an hour is SEVENTY FIVE FEET which is equivalent to SIX CAR LENGTHS. At fifty miles an hour this increases to ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE FEET, equivalent to FOURTEEN CAR LENGTHS and at seventy miles an hour to a whopping THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN FEET, equivalent to TWENTY FOUR CAR LENGTHS.
Shocking as it may seem to the driving up car butt obsessed, these distances aren’t arbitrary. They’ve come about following detailed study and provide the average distance drivers require to stop safely when travelling at those speeds.
If people want to risk their own lives I’m totally cool with that. The more idiots killing themselves the better as far as I am concerned, the plant is after all horribly overpopulated. But it isn’t just their life they are putting in danger by driving so close to the car in front you can count their nostril hairs in your rear view mirror either. It’s every driver around them too.
And it is not just douchepatootie drivers consistently driving up the butt of the car in front who get my goat. All those seemingly intelligent people, who maintain a safe stopping distance until it comes time to overtake, when at speed they too scoot up the butt of the car in front, only to whip around at the last possible second, mere inches from the bumper before pulling back in, equally tightly, in a manoeuvre to make any formula one racing driver proud. These insults to the gene pool also raise my ire. IT IS A ROAD DOOFUS, THERE ARE NO PRIZES FOR PERFORMING THE MANOEUVRE IN THE LEAST AMOUNT OF ROAD POSSIBLE.
We are currently travelling along the M25 with an average speed of seventy miles an hour and a average distance between the cars of about three car lengths. And people are surprised when accidents happen, well duh!
And all you numpties driving around with your main beams on in broad daylight I HAVE NO WORDS. Okay maybe I have a few. Can you see as far as the horizon? Yes? Then you don’t bloody need them on. All you are succeeding in doing is dazzling every driver coming towards you. Hint, dazzling is for personalities not headlights.
This has been a public service rant courtesy of maybe you don’t give a newt’s poop about your life but I care a whole heap about mine and I’m pretty sure there’ll be some people who care an equally large amount about yours Xx
#DriveAware #KeepYourDistance #ThinkOfYourFamily #DontBeACarButtHugger #StatisticallySpeakingOneinTwoPeopleReadingThisWillBeACarButtHugger #ItsNeverTooLateToChange