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Old 12-15-2011, 10:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mattbatson View Post
wow, well 10-20% is a lot.

I hate to sound like I'm beating a dead horse...but WHY do you think over 55 there is a decrease in benefit?
Over 55 the benefit of the cleaner air is overcome by all the other factors of increased speed.

I'm a big fan of minimum safe following distances. Two seconds is good three is better. The faster the truck is going the further back you should follow. 65-75 feet at 55 is way closer than what is safe. At 65+ that distance is plain stupid. I don't like people riding my butt, why would I do it to others?

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