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My Rant about Tailgating

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Just a wee rant that my GF, friends, family are tired of hearing as most of them dont have cars or cant drive so dont understand how frustating tailgaters are to me. I am not singling out any gende… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Just a wee rant that my GF, friends, family are tired of hearing as most of them dont have cars or cant drive so dont understand how frustating tailgaters are to me.

I am not singling out any gender, men tailgate but women tailgate closer (real close, I cant even see there headlights) but most of the time it is a bloke in there Mondeo or jeep of sorts. I keep a reasonable distance from the car in front of me whie doing the same speed as them but what these idiots think is if I aint up that persons arse then I must be going slow, Why cant you keep a bit back from me and match my speed which I am doing for the car in front of me, It's so simple.

So anyway if you are a tailgater and are reading this, Pack it in will you and for the record say for example I am doing 40 or 60mph in the appropriate zone and you speed right up behind me then you can expect me to slow down just to p1ss you off.

Rant over thanks for listenening.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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banned#1
Just brake suddenly, some old bint did it to me and I swerved round her, looked in my rear view mirror and she was still sat there 2 miles down the road lol

she was doing 30mph on a country road, wound me up loads.

Hate tail gaters when I'm doing the speed limit though.
#2
I also slam on if someones too close.
#3
yup it annoys me too when done for no reason...but it does also annoy me when people do (a lot) under the limit in an area of road that you can do the limit......some people dont seem to accept they can cause a hazard by going too slow

also annoying when people overtake you then slow right down....
#4
dont bother breaking....that just slows you down.
Just flash your rear fog light on
#5
I love them tailgating me...I move over and let them pass at 130mph if they can
#6
anyone that goes slower than me is an idiot, anyone who goes faster than me is also an idiot.
#7
Too many angry people ITT :p
#8
kassy2005
anyone that goes slower than me is an idiot, anyone who goes faster than me is also an idiot.


+1 They're even more of an idiot if they're in front of you and the lane to the left is empty :x
banned#9
kassy2005
anyone that goes slower than me is an idiot, anyone who goes faster than me is also an idiot.


agreed :thumbsup:
#10
I watched someone do it then get pulled over. Ha, didn't see the sqaud car.

Some guy did it to me the other week. So I slowed down. Took my time to move over. Then he gave me the V's so I gave him a friendly wave.
banned#11
In Europe they just leave their indicators on as if they were about to turn left
banned#12
Breaking and/or flashing your fog lights on and off are both very stupid and immature manouvres to do in a car. Either possibly cause an accident or blind the driver behind you. Ok they are in the wrong in the first place by tailgating, but the response you should give is either ignore them and compensate your driving for them, or just simply pull over and let them pass.
banned#13
Though I do wish more people would indicate, they seem to lose the ability to do so once they pass their test.
#14
sculpturatus
Breaking and/or flashing your fog lights on and off are both very stupid and immature manouvres to do in a car. Either possibly cause an accident or blind the driver behind you. Ok they are in the wrong in the first place by tailgating, but the response you should give is either ignore them and compensate your driving for them, or just simply pull over and let them pass.


WRONG!

so you should speed up and let them past even if your doing the speed limit? if you slam on and they run into the back of you then they have caused the accident by beaing too close.

Only a fool forgets the 2 second rule :thumbsup:
banned#15
Adam2050
so I gave him a friendly wave.


lol :lol: was it with one finger
#16
sculpturatus
Breaking and/or flashing your fog lights on and off are both very stupid and immature manouvres to do in a car. Either possibly cause an accident or blind the driver behind you. Ok they are in the wrong in the first place by tailgating, but the response you should give is either ignore them and compensate your driving for them, or just simply pull over and let them pass.


Says so in the highway code. (To slow down.)

'The Highway Code says that if you're being followed too close, to increase the gap between you and the vehicle in front of you, ie to slow down slightly'
banned#17
MinstrelMan
so you should speed up and let them past even if your doing the speed limit?


When did I say speed up?? weird :)

I said COMPENSATE, this would mean allowing yourself more time to break smoothly and comfortably should the need arise, so they DONT end up in your boot. Ensuring that you have enough space in front of you so you can bring both vehicles to a steady stop if required.
#19
sculpturatus
lol :lol: was it with one finger


Full hand.:whistling:
banned#20
Adam2050
Says so in the highway code. (To slow down.)

'The Highway Code says that if you're being followed too close, to increase the gap between you and the vehicle in front of you, ie to slow down slightly'


I'd like to see the rule in the highway code that says that. Please post a link if you can. I stand corrected :thumbsup:
banned#21
Adam2050
Full hand.:whistling:


Hmmm, err yeah right :-D
#22
MinstrelMan
WRONG!

so you should speed up and let them past even if your doing the speed limit? if you slam on and they run into the back of you then they have caused the accident by beaing too close.

Only a fool forgets the 2 second rule :thumbsup:


what i got told on my cbt, still try to use it :thumbsup:
although yes, tailgaters are **** s and i slow down to annoy them further and sit there smiling.

Also, like coming out of a supermarket, and you have some ***** behind you waving and screaming at you, my personal favorite is to look in my mirror, pull then handbrake on, and sit smiling at them :thumbsup:
#23
no i still prefer to slam on, teach them a lesson and claim.
banned#24


-Don’t feel pressurised into accelerating unnecessarily
-If you are being tailgated on a motorway, change lane to the left to let him or her past as
soon as it is safe to do so
-Avoid making aggressive gestures, flashing your brake lights, braking suddenly,
attempting to slow them down or making it difficult for them to overtake


I believe that is what I said :roll:
banned#25
MinstrelMan
no i still prefer to slam on, teach them a lesson and claim.


Where there is blame there is a claim :thumbsup:
#26
TomWilkoLFC

Also, like coming out of a supermarket, and you have some ***** behind you waving and screaming at you, my personal favorite is to look in my mirror, pull then handbrake on, and sit smiling at them :thumbsup:


I have fun with taxi drivers round rochdale who drive like a/holes, its just for sport really becuase I only have to mention my aunties name and they clam right up (she issues the taxi licenses for the whole borough)
#27
MinstrelMan
I have fun with taxi drivers round rochdale who drive like a/holes, its just for sport really becuase I only have to mention my aunties name and they clam right up (she issues the taxi licenses for the whole borough)


haha, good tactic :p its not just round here taxi drivers are idiots then :? (lincs) must be trained to be like it then :p
banned#28
MinstrelMan
I have fun with taxi drivers round rochdale who drive like a/holes, its just for sport really becuase I only have to mention my aunties name and they clam right up (she issues the taxi licenses for the whole borough)


Do 50 along our streets it's outrageous straight past a community support officer as well
#29
lumoruk
Do 50 along our streets it's outrageous straight past a community support officer as well


COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER :O:O:O:O:O oh noes
#30
[QUOTE=lumoruk]Just brake suddenly, some old bint did it to me and I swerved round her, looked in my rear view mirror and she was still sat there 2 miles down the road lol

she was doing 30mph on a country road, wound me up loads.

Hate tail gaters when I'm doing the speed limit though.
[QUOTE]

Agree with how annoying it can be when doing the speed limit, worst drivers are those who will do 40mph in a 30 zone goes into a 60 zone and still sit a 40mph, arggghhhhh.

I usually give older drivers plenty of room,then overtake when I can, your gonna expect them to be slower most of the time.
banned 1 Like #31
milewide
worst drivers are those who will do 40mph in a 30 zone goes into a 60 zone and still sit a 40mph, arggghhhhh.


wow, great minds think alike repped! :w00t:
#32
worst drivers are those who will do 40mph in a 30 zone goes into a 60 zone and still sit a 40mph, arggghhhhh.

or the other way round. They are doing 45/45 on the main road and getting stuck behind them for miles then hit a 30 zone and they just carry on doing 40/45 and disappear into the distance.

D**ks
banned#33
Jumpingphil
And what about the poor innocent people in the left hand lane that caught up in this.
With an attitude like that you shouldn't be driving.:x


I think you'll find he is trying to ilicit this kid of response :roll:
#34
Jumpingphil
And what about the poor innocent people in the left hand lane that caught up in this.
With an attitude like that you shouldn't be driving.:x


attitudes don't kill people..... beamers do.
#35
If you're doing 40 in a 60 there is a reason why you are being tailgated. It can be really dangerous for cars, as the car tailgating may result to undertaking!
#36
Best thing to do is put your handbrake on, They can't see your brake lights, Obviously at a lowish speed though.

I don't like tailgaters either, In general I just slow down even more, I usually drive as fast as the speed limit permits.
#37
damn you for comming on here looking for a sensible answer.

Anyway as this is my imaginary scenairo, the car to the left wasn't as innocent as you may think they're actually drug trafficing this was discovered upon searching the vehicle by police attending the scene, these were due to be distributed on the streets, so actually I think you'll find I helped save the world right there.

Physics 101....... an object having been colided with by another will incurr a resultant force pushing it in the path of least direction, as all 4 tires would be facing forward this would undoubtedly be the path of least resistanace so the car would be thrust forward a matter of a few meters, nay to the left and nay to the little old lady sunday driver in her presious p reg micra to the right, she happilly drives off into the sunset.
#38
kewldeals
If you're doing 40 in a 60 there is a reason why you are being tailgated. It can be really dangerous for cars, as the car tailgating may result to undertaking!


I never said I was doing 40 in a 60, I said If I am doing 40 or 60 in the appropriate zone. I always try to do the speed limit where necessary

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