Yeah, we all get impatient, but following too close to the vehicle in front of us introduces all kinds of compromises. First, we have a shorter visual field to see things like potholes or road detritus as they come out from under the car, but that’s not the only way that we compromise our reaction time. Being closer to the vehicle gives us less time to respond to their braking. Finally, tailgating can annoy the driver in front of us, and motorcycles typically come out on the losing end of road rage situations.