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When running late, having a slow driver ahead can be very frustrating. However, there is no reason to engage in risky driving behavior like tailgating.

Unfortunately, almost every driver has had some encounter with tailgating, and it is never a pleasant experience, especially if the two vehicles are at high speed on the expressway.

Under such circumstances, the chances of a tragic tailgating-related accident are often high due to instant braking or abrupt lane change.

But what is tailgating, and how best should you avoid it?

What Is Tailgating?

Tailgating is driving too close or failing to keep a safe distance between you and the car in front. A safe distance varies depending on several factors that include the speeds at which the traffic is moving and the road conditions.

Tailgating becomes especially dangerous when it happens on the expressway where vehicles are at high speeds and is one of the most devastating causes of vehicle collisions on the road.

If you have been in an accident that involved tailgating, it will help to talk to a car accident attorney to weigh your chances of recovering your damages.

Tailgating and Speeding

Tailgating often results from impatient drivers in a rush to get somewhere. This rush creates anxiety and frustration, which they let out on other road users.

In other words, the driver in a hurry, often in the rear car, may feel that the vehicle in front is too slow for their liking and so tailgates them, hoping that they will get the cue and speedup to match their speed.

Moving at speed higher than the posted limit can be a recipe for disaster. Therefore, if you are driving at the posted speed limit, avoid the temptation of speeding because it could result in even more devastation in the event of an accident.

Maintaining Safe Speed and Avoiding Tailgating

Speeding is responsible for quite a large number of accidents on American roads. According to the National Safety Council’s statistics, 26 % of the accidents in 2019 had speeding as a factor resulting in an average of 25 deaths per day.

Sadly, these deaths could have been avoided if the drivers had been more careful in maintaining safe speeds.

It is possible to have someone accidentally exceeding the speed limit. At other times, the rush is intentional, such as when running late, and some do it for the thrill. Unfortunately, all these scenarios can turn out tragic, especially when tailgating is involved.

Maintaining safe speed calls for intentional effort from all road users. For example, if you have an appointment at a particular time, ensure that you give yourself some time allowance to avoid the anxiety that could lead to aggressive driving.

Additionally, you may want to engage your vehicle’s driver-assist technology to help you keep a safe distance and speed when driving behind other cars.

What to Do When Tailgated

When you notice that someone is tailgating you, do not brake instantly or try to change lane abruptly. Instead, decelerate slowly to allow the other driver time to decelerate and turn on your turn signal to let them know you intend to give them the way and only change lanes when it’s safe to do so.

If a tailgater follows you there, you may need to call the police or drive to the nearest traffic stop to report the tailgating incident to the police.

Also, ensure that you do not drive too slowly for the posted speed limit. Doing

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: It’s Time to Stop Tailgating in the Express Lane, Let’s Talk Speeding in Traffic
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76782/its-time-stop-tailgating-express-lane-talk-speeding-traffic
Published Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 15:56:42 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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