You may think that there is no way of avoiding a rear end collision. After all, you are being hit from the rear. However, there is actually a simple trick to avoiding being bumped up your backside.
More often than not, rear end collisions results from tailgating, when someone is following you way too close from behind, and cannot stop in time when a sudden braking manoeuvre is called for.
The trick here is this. Don't tailgate others yourself, and you won't be tailgated.
What do I mean? Here's how it works.
You see, there is a reason why we are encouraged to keep a safe distance from the car ahead. Aside from giving us time to react to what's happening ahead, it also gives us some road space and leeway to respond to various traffic situations, such as these.
If you have sufficient space in front, and should you encounter someone who inadvertently starts to tailgate you, all you have to do is speed up a little and avoid him being too close to your liking.
This would work for people who might not actually realise they're tailgating you. But what about those who do so on purpose, for whatever reason?
Then, well, get out of his way as soon as you can. Because it's not worth getting a hefty bill because of some impatient idiot.
Drive safe everyone!