Amy Brown (1/19, Letters) wonders why cars stop a length or two behind the car in front of them at red lights. The reason I do this is to avoid a multi-car accident should I be rear-ended at the light.
If I were on the tail of the car in front of me and was rear-ended, I would be pushed into the car ahead of me (making that accident my fault) and probably ticketed for being too close.
It’s a safety issue, the same way tailgating is dangerous while moving. Being too close to the car in front of you at a light can be dangerous.
On another safety topic: Please, please, please, people, use your blinkers. Not only is it the law, but it allows those of us without psychic powers to know what you are planning to do with your 2,000-plus pound vehicle. Thank you.