Drivers Who Preempt Your Freeway Space

I agree entirely with Michele Roberts (Letters, June 11) when it comes to the idiots who zip into the hard-earned space that takes 100% concentration to maintain on a busy freeway.

It is common knowledge that when you rear-end a car it is assumed to be your fault, but why? It is hard work to maintain that space between you and the car in front when the hair-combing, coffee-drinking, mascara-applying, newspaper-reading idiots zip into that space without warning, often indicating after they make the maneuver.

And if the crunch comes it would be the car behind that is at fault, despite the fact that I, for one, adopt the safeguard of trying to keep my space free for such emergencies.

HILARY HAMMOND

North Hollywood

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