This dash cam video captured on I-20 in Texas serves as an excellent reminder to keep a safe following distance.

After viewing the video, many Reddit users speculated that the crash could have been avoided if the drivers weren’t tailgating.

Well, for starters, you have a pickup truck pulling a trailer loaded with junk, an eighteen wheeler, and an extended cab dually pickup all tailgating each other.

They are blind to the dangers of following too close because nothing bad has ever happened while they were doing it. In their mind, that means it must be safe, so they continue to do it.

Two tractor trailers and a massive pickup all tailgating eachother in the left lane? That was awful even before the accident.

The pickup truck driver learned an expensive lesson of keeping distance

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