Road Rash

 


ROAD RASH

The primary cause of road rash is following the Porsche in front of you too closely.  The result is a front-end: nose, hood, fenders, windshield, and possibly roof peppered with rock chips.  The "red mist", more than likely, is the primary culprit. 

Your ego forces you to stay glued to the bumper in front of you.  Not only does this multiply the number of abrasives assaulting the front of your Porsche, but it forces the cars around you to think they're holding things up and forces them to increase their speeds.

For those who follow too closely, try leading just once to appreciate the burden placed on the first Porsche to establish a safe pace, watch for traffic, obstacles (when rounding a blind turn or cresting a brow), and look for speed traps while checking the rear view mirror to monitor the progress of the procession.  Those who want to go faster should bring up the rear by falling back and catching up.

The key is giving gravity time to do its job.  Speed and distance are both factors in this process.  Please allow enough time for objects launched by the Porsche or vehicle in front of you to fall back to Earth and not to strike your Porsche.

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 Dealing with the
 Driving Position
 Gasoline  Literal Translation
 Oil type and Weight
 Pavement 
 Performance Driving 101
 Road Rash
 Radar Basics
 Shifting 
 Tires  What separates you from impending doom
 Your worst nightmare has just come true
 Red Mist
 Fatigue Got to go right now!
 Dynamic Cornering Lights
 Literal Translation
 Next Generation 911/991, or Boxster Cayman/981
 


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