Every week I am saddened at the sight of more broken cars. Saddened because they need not have been mashed up – with just a little thought and common sense.
The reason they got this way was because their drivers were tail-gating – you know, following another car far too close, so if that car needs to stop suddenly because there is a child, a donkey, some goats or whatever in the road – so that car brakes hard and the car behind is too close to react in time – and the next one and the next one and the next one . .all TOO CLOSE..
Christmas at Cotton Ground hill – 4 cars all very expensively broken. I was told one was a brand new car and the lady owner was heart-broken. All her hard work and scrimping and savings and the car was wrecked. One week later, just round the corner another 3 cars and a bus – Happy Holidays?
In UK there is a simple message – “Only a fool break the two second rule” – that is, you see the car infront pass a tree or some other mark by the road – then you say to yourself “Only a fool break the two second rule” . . and if you get to that mark before you finish saying it – you are the fool and you are too close because it takes 2 seconds to say it.
And think about it – if you follow this rule you will arrive at your destination just two seconds later – but with your beautiful car intact!
So say it to yourself – say it out loud for your loved ones to hear, let them know you are protecting them – or if you are a passenger let the driver know they are too close . . just say out loud . .
ONLY A FOOL BREAK THE TWO SECOND RULE !