On riding close to the car in front................ I've always assumed that a modern ABS equipped car can stop faster than my 'bike. Add to that the reaction times, and the fact that many drivers (including me on occasion) brake for no apparent reason, I think that tail-gating a car is an accident waiting to happen. There also seems to be lots of bikes in the wreckers with front end damage, but that just might be a coincidence. Does anyone know - will a car stop quicker than a bike in the same situation?