I have been reading posts in this forum for the last couple of weeks and finally decided to join and ask a question of my own.
In one of today’s posts about a traffic accident Valor55 wrote that “A car getting rear ended is cut and dry”. What about being setup for an accident for the purpose of insurance fraud for example. If someone intentionally slams their brakes in front of you and you rear end them is there anything that you can do to prove your case or are you always 100% at fault? Have any of you officers ever been at a scene of a rear end collision where some things just didn’t seem to add up? If so, what did you do?
I understand that you must always maintain a safe following distance from the car ahead of you. However, as an example, my daily commute to work consists of driving down a packed 4 lane highway with everyone driving 65 – 70 mph. If I was in the middle lane with cars on both sides I would have a very slim chance to avoid a rear end collision if the car in front of me suddenly slammed on its brakes without any reason.