Please spare me from a brain aneurysm, and start enforcing traffic laws.
In the last two weeks I've seen two multiple car accidents on Meridian road. I saw a four-car wreck a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday a two, or three, or four car pile up. It was hard to tell, what with all the ambulances and what not.
Both accidents were on straight stretches, and clearly both were because the drivers were following too closely. I see it literally constantly in my commute. Literally constantly. If there are more than three other cars on the road, at least one is tailgating another.
I work hard to leave an appropriate distance in front of me, but it isn't easy. So many people will change lanes right into a small space. If a person's car will fit between two others, people don't seem to hesitate to change lanes into it. 65 mph, and change lanes into a space that then has less than a car length in front and behind the vehicle. Pretty often I see that maneuver, then I see the lane-changer hit the brakes, causing the person behind to slam on the brakes.
What really spikes my blood pressure is when I see police officers on the road. Almost daily I see an officer with a radar detector, trying to get speeders. While waiting for someone going too fast, they let any number of people fly by less than a car length behind the person in front. I've seen them driving with tailgaters all around them. I've seen them being tailgated. I've never seen them pull over a tailgater.
Once there's an accident, traffic backs way up, cars start wasting gasoline by idling, people are late for work, and of course people are often injured. So, please, police officer, start enforcing this law. Do a few directed patrols, raise awareness, at least try to make it a little better. Please, before I stroke out.