We all know that you SHOULD keep your distance from the vehicle in front in order to: Improve your view of the road ahead; be able to brake safely should the vehicle in front stop or slow suddenly; provide a safe braking distance for you to extend YOUR braking so that the ar*sehole behind doesn't rear end shunt you.... But, I was out for a ride the other day was following a BMW car driver who was right up behind a truck in front, sticking his right side out every now and then trying to get a view because he was far too close to see properly.....when ......the truck's wheels run aside of an empty pallet.....the BMW doesn't see it in time.......bang, swerve, screech, thump. Could've been very nasty but damage only. And I bet he'll do the same the next time he's behind a truck. Next time your out on a bike and find yourself getting too close to the vehicle in front, if your not interested in improving your view and having a safe braking distance, then just think about debris on the road and drop back a bit.