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Old 03-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
I agree. Never do that. I get sick of tailgators too, and people that dive into the large gap I leave behind the truck and myself.
Same here... for some reason there are people that equate "drafting" with "tailgating", yet it is easily possible to take advantage of the wake of a large vehicle (bus, camper, big rig) while also keeping more than a safe distance. When I do that, I will leave a lot more distance than what the majority of 'normal' drivers who are not even thinking of drafting will, and the gap I leave is often filled by one or more other drivers (though not for long since the speed of the vehicle I'm behind tends to be ~20 - 40 mph slower than the rest of traffic).

Actually, I don't mind so much when someone does dive in though I do feel for the rig driver as there is no way he/she can see the car behind. But for me, it means I can back off further while still taking advantage of the wake, so it's win-win.
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