I was stopped in a turn lane that was waiting for the light (sorry left that part out the first time). The driver of the Ford was 100% liable. And as far as a proper distance, I had one, I just didn't stop until I creamed the PT Cruiser because the Ford hit me so hard it threw both of my feet off the pedals (clutch and brake) and smacked the crap out of my shins on the underside of the steering column. The only reason we quit rolling forward was in part I hit the PT Cruiser, and I was finally able to slam on my brakes.
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke~