I Read The Report And Found It Interesting And Agree With Bill Russell’s Observation and Admonition Concerning the article, That, “These are fairly obvious, but need to be restated frequently”.
I live and almost always drive in a very rural area with little or no traffic. I’m not making this comment as a reason not to buy winter tires for enhanced steering and braking in adverse conditions, but I have to wonder, as I do with all my cars equipped with ABS, traction stability, etcetera…
What happens if I was driving in traffic and stopped suddenly? In addition to wondering if the driver behind me is texting, eating, putting on make-up, etcetera… Does he/she have ABS, winter tires, tires with good tread ?
I think it a good idea to equip one’s vehicle with whatever will add safety (within a reasonable cost range), but Watch your rear-end!
Too bad we don’t have a method for forcing drivers to leave adequate space between their vehicle and the one ahead. Tail-gating becomes an even bigger problem when road surfaces become slippery. That old “one car-length for every ten mph” (from my old driver’s training days) could easily become “3 car-lengths for every ten mph.”
The problem is that if you employ safe following distances, it’s like being a one-man army. It seems some drivers pay no attention to how closely they follow other vehicles.