Also knows as a “Freeway Friend” (United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa) is a term used to describe a motorist directly in front/behind you who is on a similarly long journey on the same motorway/freeway, especially at night and when driving alone.Though you have never and are never likely to meet the person driving, you form a bond with them and can take comfort in the fact that you’re not the only one driving hundreds of miles.Becoming more common now with the invent of Adaptive Cruise Control.
A somewhat sad feeling came over me when my Motorway Mate pulled off at the junction. I then felt like I was the only one on the M6 that night.
Though I had been following my Freeway Friend for a while, he began slowing his pace so I put the foot down and overtook.
I was following my Motorway Mate using my new Adaptive Cruise Control when he pulled off at the services, so had to resort back to normal Cruise Control.