I was just inches from getting rear-ended today. Inches. (Deep breath). I was on I-64, and it had just been raining, so the roads were a little slick. Holiday traffic ahead, and of course everyone's being a bonehead driver because of the holiday. When I see the cars slow down, I do as well. I completely stopped with about 10 feet of space ahead of me. Good thing too, because a VW came roaring toward me from behind. I heard the tires start squealing, struggling to hold on the wet pavement. I gave the motor some amps...enough to move forward a few feet, and that's what saved my baby from getting crinkled. Phew. Heart beating fast. It reveals a good tip. If you're in stop and go traffic on the highway, and traffic is coming to a stop, leave some room ahead of you for this very possibility.