Originally Posted by OldCoot
It isn't like a semi trailer is so small you can't see them from a long distance and the stop/slow down pedal can be worked with the right foot IF you aren't gabbing on a cell phone or texting. Your primary function is to drive the vehicle and to pay attention to what is in front of you.
I agree but on the road at 80 mph a split second of inattentiveness is all it takes.
On the phone, reaching for your mocha latte double foam, shaving, yelling at a kid in the back seat, fighting with wife/girlfriend.......pick one.
Lets add a little bit tired or the sun is setting and in your eyes.
The reality is the posted speed limit is just a suggestion.