# Thread: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

1. ## How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

Hi! I was just wondering what is the appropriate distance to stay behind a rabbit? Should you always be able to see their tail lights? (in both highway and winding roads?)

~Thanks

2. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

If they've got an RD then the brake lights are a good thing to see, otherwise I'm looking to use them more as a human sheild and have them be moving fast enough to trip any traps waiting up ahead so that I get the alert, and preferably they're sitting with the roadside disco as I pass; in which case as long as you can tell they're still on the road ahead of you you're good. But as traffic thickens you may lose them easily so you need to weigh that and debate closing the gap. If they're running a good RD and CB they can be well ahead of your line of sight.

3. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I would say between 1/4 and 1/2 mile depending on speed and terrain. Ideally, you should be able to see their taillights, because if they see something before you do, you'll be able to see their brake lights.

On a long straight stretch of highway, you can stay further back (up to a mile or so). On a hilly, windy road, stay a bit closer. You don't want to lose sight of them for any extended length of time, nor do you want to be so close that a LEO can get a "two-for-one".

4. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I must say when I read the part about the "roadside disco" I could not help but laugh. Thankyou to you both for the info.

5. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I try for about a 1/4 mile. If you get to far back some LLH will get over to pass a truck and you have lost your rabbit.

6. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I usually tailgate them till they move out of my way.

7. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I'm the rabbit.

8. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

Originally Posted by CJR238
I usually tailgate my rabbit till they move out of my way.
Um, looks like someone is unclear on the concept...

9. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

When I got a good rabbit I stay back as far as I can see the brake lights.

On a curvy Rd I adjust to the reception guess of an I/O hit. Depending on terrain I may get closer because of off axis I/O hits. Generally I stay as far back as I can make out the taillight arrangement (just in case it changes on me)

10. ## Re: How far to stay behind a Rabbit??

I have had small roller coaster hills in Mississippi to where I got hit because the rabbit got missed by the top of one small hill and I got hit 3 times quickly but not pulled over on a divided four lane. There were others around and the Leo could not be sure with a tracking record. With traffic around, a large distance is not necessary in hilly country but great than 2/10 of a mile is a postive but do not let the Leo get 2 for 1. Also watch out for too much distance. Last year, a Leo turned onto the highway right in front of me and hit me with part of his beam but did not ticket me. In time, you will learn the surroundings on how to hide and not stand out in the crowd, that is the key, do not stand out like a sore thumb, hide!

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