When you're sitting at a stop light and a truck/car next to you rolls back a little, you immediately STOMP on the brake even though you're not moving. Your brain thought you were moving forward because the other vehicle was moving back.
In traffic, a vehicle next to you moves backwards but really it appears you are moving forward so you freak out and brake even harder so you don't hit the car in front of you. You have experienced car vertigo!
by ladeebug June 02, 2007