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    While driving to work today and being tailgated for a bit got me thinking...

    Could the parking sensor (either the existing system or an add'l stand alone unit) be hooked up the rear fog lights so that if a car got too close, it would flash the rear lights which would appear to the following car like the brakes coming on and encourage them to fall back?

    just wondering...

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    Probably, but I would imagine it would be considered as dangerous - not that tail gate isn't, but two rights and all that!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Does it really increase the danger of the situation or decrease it? If I think of it as a warning light -- it is just telling you that you are too close, then all it does is increasing the safety.

    If the fear is that the tailgater will slam his/her brakes on seeing the light -- that is not a new risk -- if you braked (for a real reason) they may still slam the brakes -- so this doesn't increase the level of risk.

    Not arguing -- just thinking out loud on this...

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    It would have to cleverer than the parking sensor system I suppose. Further away for a start - although it seems like they are close, they are probably not at .5 metre or wherever the normal system starts - and it would want to be speed-dependent. But I reckon it would end up, like those signs that flash your speed in a restricted area, becoming a challenge for the lunatic behind to get it to flash.

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    Awesome idea, link it up to some propane ignitors then when chav or fat business man comes flyin up your rear - activate the circuit!

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    Tailgating really gets me wound up, all I do is put my front washers on for quited a time this seem to work especially with soft-top and motor bikes.

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    AS a biker, I love it when car drivers do this - I use the windscreen wash to clear my visor.

    If you were not driving so slowly then people would tailgate less, yes? JOKING haha

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    I'd suggest a gun firing pellets of cat diahorrea that triggers when they get too close.

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    Us Oil burners can just choke them on diesel smoke

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    fit one of these bad boys, they'll soon back off!!!

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