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Old 07-12-2015, 10:58 AM
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Looked off for a second looked back up ...HOLY COW yanked onto the shoulder to avoid rear ending the car in front of me ...

Well guess what the jerk off behind me was tailgating me and when I pulled off with NO warning he had to yank his car over into the left turn lane to avoid rear ending the same guy

So if he DID rear end the guy would I have any liability in this ???

This is not the first time nor the last this has happened ...
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:11 AM
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Following too closely. I'd say no, you wouldn't have any fault.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:27 AM
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If you avoided the accident and he hit because he was following close, then he is at fault.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:37 AM
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If he ran into the guy in front of you, he was not only following too close to you, but also too close to the guy in front of you, which means you were following WAY to close. Not that it puts any liability on you, but if you saw that happen, it would be wise to reconsider your driving habits. Being that you admitted it's not the first time you have done this, perhaps a visit to your local Smith System instructor would be a wise decision.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:49 AM
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I looked off he gap closed the traffic was flowing but stopped during the second or so i looked off

If by admitting my fault I save someone else a similar fate it is worth it ...

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If he ran into the guy in front of you, he was not only following too close to you, but also too close to the guy in front of you, which means you were following WAY to close. Not that it puts any liability on you, but if you saw that happen, it would be wise to reconsider your driving habits. Being that you admitted it's not the first time you have done this, perhaps a visit to your local Smith System instructor would be a wise decision.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:52 AM
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Tommy, stop looking at Plumbing Zone forum while driving?!
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:57 PM
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So you weren't paying attention to the road and almost rear ended the guy in front of you but the guy behind you is a jerk off? Lol
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:15 PM
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So you weren't paying attention to the road and almost rear ended the guy in front of you but the guy behind you is a jerk off? Lol
SOP for that one.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:07 PM
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sometimes you have to look away
you are supposed to look in your blind spot prior to changing lanes-

my 1 and only at fault accident happened like that in rush hour traffic.
I checked my blind spot and the guy in front of my panic stopped, I almost missed him.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:08 PM
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Were you looking at one of those Plastic Surgery Billboards? The ones around here are VERY distracting.... I will probably wreck near one.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:16 PM
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Many years ago I was driving home from work. At the time I had a 1986 Ford F-150 4 x 4. There was a car tailgating me so close that above the tailgate all I could see was the chrome strip across the top of the windshield and the roof of the car.

Ahead of me I saw a car stopped with the left turnsignal on waiting to make a left turn into the K-Mart that was there at the time. I changed lanes to avoid the car waiting to turn but the lady who was tailgating or drafting my truck could not stop in time and she plowed into the car waiting to turn.

Obviously the accident was her fault because if she had not been tailgating me she would have had time to stop or change lanes like I did. I absolutely hate tailgaters so I will change lanes so they can pass me or I speed up and put some distance between us. I will also put on my flashers to hopefully make them think I am stepping on the brake.

I was rearended this past January when I was stopped at a red light and a car that was behind and probably tailgating another car in the right lane suddenly came out from behind the car in the right lane and rearended me when he could not stop in time.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SeaSquid631 View Post
So you weren't paying attention to the road and almost rear ended the guy in front of you but the guy behind you is a jerk off? Lol
couldn't help it.............
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