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Driving isn’t a game. Tailgating causes accidents – and you don’t get an extra life in the real world

Driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous and can make it impossible to avoid a collision in an emergency. Tailgating was the third most common contributory factor in deaths and serious injuries on UK motorways in 2016.

In fact, tailgating is the biggest single bugbear that drivers have about other motorway users. Nearly nine out of ten (87%) drivers say they’ve experienced or witnessed it.

“Tailgating is a factor in 1 in 8 casualties on the strategic road network.”

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Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane hogging. Lanes two and three are for overtaking, not for dawdling along at 60mph fixated on the speedometer.
darkstryder36017/09/2018 14:24

99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too …99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.

Good stats. Certain to be official figures.
I was also never aware that the speed limit was a minimum, so thanks for that.
Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles bumper not when someone is driving slowly, in any lane.
The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does not deserve to be harassed into making a manoeuvre.
Heat added & got mine ordered. Thanks OP
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"If you can read this your driving to close"
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Gets close to car/van to read bumper stickers

"If you can read this your driving to close"
Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane hogging. Lanes two and three are for overtaking, not for dawdling along at 60mph fixated on the speedometer.
Brilliant. I hate tailgaters
There's a lane for people who don't like it...
Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles bumper not when someone is driving slowly, in any lane.
The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does not deserve to be harassed into making a manoeuvre.
Heat added & got mine ordered. Thanks OP
emoji471 h, 22 m ago

Gets close to car/van to read bumper stickers"If you can read this your …Gets close to car/van to read bumper stickers"If you can read this your driving to close"


If they need to get that close to read the sticker they need their eyes testing before driving again...
Gracey9817/09/2018 13:39

Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles …Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles bumper not when someone is driving slowly, in any lane. The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does not deserve to be harassed into making a manoeuvre. Heat added & got mine ordered. Thanks OP


these drivers should be pulled over and educated. they shouldnt be there and if they werent there, then people wouldnt tailgate in this instance. so i disagree its not the end of the world. because it can cause maniac drivers to overreact, and undertake and / or initiate angry gestures, honk, etc!

hope this doesnt sound rude just think it shouldnt happen in the first place
As mentioned if you’re going to pootle along at 60 in the middle or outside lane when the others are empty expect a few people to get rather close behind.

And before the “its not a target” brigade arrive, no it’s not, but in line with the UK driving test it is a minor for not making adequate progress by being too below the speed limit.
Gracey9817/09/2018 13:39

The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does …The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does not deserve to be harassed into making a manoeuvre.


Equally the slower driver needs to be aware of his or her surroundings.
m5rcc17/09/2018 12:55

Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane …Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane hogging. Lanes two and three are for overtaking, not for dawdling along at 60mph fixated on the speedometer.



we have had a third lane added each way to a major A road around our way cost £61million, most of the time its money wasted as people wont use the new lane and sit in lane 2 and 3 for most of the new stretch!!
eslick1 m ago

we have had a third lane added each way to a major A road around our way …we have had a third lane added each way to a major A road around our way cost £61million, most of the time its money wasted as people wont use the new lane and sit in lane 2 and 3 for most of the new stretch!!


Then that is down to ignorance and/or stubbornness. The standard of driving in the UK, especially on motorways, is poor.
Can I have a sticker "Stay back, I may hit a pothole"
Regardless of whether there are people driving slow on the fast lane, you still get tailgaters who think 100mph is acceptable.

If someone tailgates you and goes into the back of you, causes a death, injury etc, it will be their fault.

You just need to ask yourself whether it is worth the risk, and whether you can live with yourself if you killed someone.
Edited by: "EdinburghShop85" 17th Sep 2018
m5rcc17/09/2018 13:46

Equally the slower driver needs to be aware of his or her surroundings.


True, but 60mph is still legal where tailgating is illegal.
The person driving may just be a slow over taker. The safe thing to do is keep back & hope they pull over sooner rather than later.

There are now regional websites being set up where you can post dash cam footage of dangerous driving for the police to review & investigate. It hasn’t rolled out nationwide yet, as it is still being trialed, but I have a few stored for when the North East get their bit up & running.

I have been stuck behind many a slow driver (A19 c*%kwombles in the middle & outside lane) but I don’t ride their bumper because it is dangerous & illegal.

‘Keep safe, keep back’ is my rule because if they drive like that in rush hour traffic god knows what stupid stuff they could be capable of...
Edited by: "GraceElizabethONeill" 17th Sep 2018
Gracey9817/09/2018 14:00

True, but 60mph is still legal where tailgating is illegal.


Legalities don't come into question when one is doing 60mph in the third, overtaking lane when there are free lanes on the inside. Stupidity comes into play.

Gracey9817/09/2018 14:00

I have been stuck behind many a slow driver (A19 c*%kwombles in the middle …I have been stuck behind many a slow driver (A19 c*%kwombles in the middle & outside lane) but I don’t ride their bumper because it is dangerous & illegal.


As have I. I simply indicate to the right, as is the courteous thing to do, to show my intentions.
HOT! I don't even own a Car or Van, But doesn't stop me from Ordering one
Edited by: "bham89man" 17th Sep 2018
m5rcc17/09/2018 12:55

Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane …Tailgaiting often occurs when there is middle (or even third) lane hogging. Lanes two and three are for overtaking, not for dawdling along at 60mph fixated on the speedometer.


There is no reason or justification for tailgating. It is often done by stupid people who dont have any patience and want to drive.
If you want to overtake someone driving slow in any lane, there are many ways to get past safely. There is absolutely no need to tail behind someone risking yours and others life for no valid reason.

Drive safe rather than impatient for whatever reason.
bham89man6 m ago

HOT! I don't even own a Car or Van, But doesn't stop me from Ordering one …HOT! I don't even own a Car or Van, But doesn't stop me from Ordering one


Stick it on your jacket when you get on the tube!
abhijitdash12317/09/2018 14:13

There is no reason or justification for tailgating. It is often done by …There is no reason or justification for tailgating. It is often done by stupid people who dont have any patience and want to drive. If you want to overtake someone driving slow in any lane, there are many ways to get past safely. There is absolutely no need to tail behind someone risking yours and others life for no valid reason.Drive safe rather than impatient for whatever reason.


Do please re-read what I wrote. I didn't advocate tailgaiting: I actually wrote that slow drivers should not be in the faster, overtaking lanes given that they are neither driving fast nor overtaking.
99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.
darkstryder36017/09/2018 14:24

99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too …99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.

Good stats. Certain to be official figures.
I was also never aware that the speed limit was a minimum, so thanks for that.
Maybe they should spend some money on sorting the roads out rather than some poxy stickers.
Everyone is saying people need to drive faster to avoid others tailgating but that isn't always the case. I have had lorries drive really close behind me and flashing their lights at me when I have been driving on the 'slow lane' at 50mph because there is an average speed check in that area. If I was to brake they would go in to the back of my car causing an accident. I don't think it is is fair for them to do that to be honest. I didn't speed up because I stick to the speed limit and don't want a fine/have a telematics system in my car.
darkstryder36017/09/2018 14:24

99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too …99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.


That last word, what is it? Limit. i.e. don't go faster.
In no way does it mean everyone has to drive at that speed.
m5rcc17/09/2018 14:15

Do please re-read what I wrote. I didn't advocate tailgaiting: I actually …Do please re-read what I wrote. I didn't advocate tailgaiting: I actually wrote that slow drivers should not be in the faster, overtaking lanes given that they are neither driving fast nor overtaking.

Much of the time (99.9 if I want to make up a stat!) slow drivers in second or third lanes are in a queue of slow drivers because of a slow driver at the front of that queue.
This means the driver at the back often gets tailgated and put in danger through no fault of their own.
They will not want to move over worried about illegal undertaking.
Anyway, a free sticker will most definitely solve the problem.
Roll on, police endorsed please stop stabbing people pin badges and terrorism is bad coasters.
darkstryder36029 m ago

99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too …99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.



What stats back up what you are saying?
chestnuts881 h, 15 m ago

line with the UK driving test it is a minor for not making adequate …line with the UK driving test it is a minor for not making adequate progress by being too below the speed limit.


No, No it's not - otherwise, all those people stuck in a queue in traffic on a 60mph road, going 5mph would be fined.

it's a minor for not making adequate progress for the conditions, not for the speed limit. There is a difference.
darkstryder36017/09/2018 14:24

99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too …99.9% of the time people are tailgated are because they're driving too slow. Rather than get a sticker, why not look at the signs, and go the speed limit.


Because the speed limit is just that, a limit. It's not a target, it's not a goal, it's the absolute hard limit that you shall not exceed.

I regularly go slower than the speed limit for a number of reasons, that don't appear obvious to other road users; which includes knowledge of potholes, knowledge of crash history at locations, spotting kids, animals, or drunk adults on pavements, blind corners, or just sitting at the maximum fuel efficiency speed.

There are many indicators of a suitable speed for a road - don't take the speed limit at it's word, think, and act on it.
Wolfsbane2k17/09/2018 15:05

Because the speed limit is just that, a limit. It's not a target, it's not …Because the speed limit is just that, a limit. It's not a target, it's not a goal, it's the absolute hard limit that you shall not exceed.I regularly go slower than the speed limit for a number of reasons, that don't appear obvious to other road users; which includes knowledge of potholes, knowledge of crash history at locations, spotting kids, animals, or drunk adults on pavements, blind corners, or just sitting at the maximum fuel efficiency speed.There are many indicators of a suitable speed for a road - don't take the speed limit at it's word, think, and act on it.



When you have to experience a Kia Picanto or a Citroen Berlingo that insists on sitting at 35mph on a 50/60mph stretch of road, every single day it gets tedious. They're flat out driving too slow. Hence the MASSIVE queue of frustrated drivers behind them.

Not every road is single track, walled with bushes, like deepest darkest Cornwall. These are wide open A-roads in Essex.

Everyone needs to get off their high horses. If you CAN SAFELY do the speed limit, do it, but having a 2018 plate vehicle and you're incapable of going the speed limit on large roads... sell the car, get the bus.
Edited by: "darkstryder360" 17th Sep 2018
fireman117/09/2018 14:35

Good stats. Certain to be official figures.I was also never aware that the …Good stats. Certain to be official figures.I was also never aware that the speed limit was a minimum, so thanks for that.



So why dont we all just potter along at 5mph based off that theory? These people I am referring to drive slow in the 50mph causing massive tailbacks, and of course "tailgaters", but have no qualms with speeding 35/40 in a 30mph zone.

See this EVERY day on my commute to work.
The best way to deal with tailgaters is to gently tap your foot on the brake pedal to illuminate your brake lights. If that does nothing, look in the rear view mirror and assess if they are harder than you. If they are, indicate and pull over to let them pass. If they're not, slam your brakes on until you come to a complete stop. If they go into the back of you, their fault and their insurers pay up.

They could be a psycho though so it's high risk..

Actually, just pull over.
Edited by: "itchyone" 17th Sep 2018
Tailgating happens when grandma/pa start driving on motorways.
darkstryder36017/09/2018 15:18

When you have to experience a Kia Picanto or a Citroen Berlingo that …When you have to experience a Kia Picanto or a Citroen Berlingo that insists on sitting at 35mph on a 50/60mph stretch of road, every single day it gets tedious. They're flat out driving too slow. Hence the MASSIVE queue of frustrated drivers behind them.Not every road is single track, walled with bushes, like deepest darkest Cornwall. These are wide open A-roads in Essex.Everyone needs to get off their high horses. If you CAN SAFELY do the speed limit, do it, but having a 2018 plate vehicle and you're incapable of going the speed limit on large roads... sell the car, get the bus.


I’m struggling to understand the correlation between someone going to slow, and tailgating. Tailgating someone who you believe to be going too slow does absolutely nothing other than make the situation more dangerous.
I hate the ones who join the motorway and immediately move into lane 2 even though lane 1 is clear.
Gracey9817/09/2018 13:39

Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles …Tailgating occurs when a vehicle travels to close to another vehicles bumper not when someone is driving slowly, in any lane. The slow vehicle is a pain but not the end of the world & the driver does not deserve to be harassed into making a manoeuvre. Heat added & got mine ordered. Thanks OP



I concurn, but they should also show some common deceny and move over.
itchyone17/09/2018 15:24

The best way to deal with tailgaters is to gently tap your foot on the …The best way to deal with tailgaters is to gently tap your foot on the brake pedal to illuminate your brake lights. If that does nothing, look in the rear view mirror and assess if they are harder than you. If they are, indicate and pull over to let them pass. If they're not, slam your brakes on until you come to a complete stop. If they go into the back of you, their fault and their insurers pay up. They could be a psycho though so it's high risk.. Actually, just pull over.


Break checking people is also illegal...
BizzBozz14 m ago

I’m struggling to understand the correlation between someone going to s …I’m struggling to understand the correlation between someone going to slow, and tailgating. Tailgating someone who you believe to be going too slow does absolutely nothing other than make the situation more dangerous.



Tailgating is tailgating, regardless of whether someone is going the correct speed or too slow. I can imagine serial dawdlers getting these stickers just to be cute.
david_robinson9417th Sep

I concurn, but they should also show some common deceny and move over.


Yeah they should but a lot of people rarely check their mirrors, unless they are actually changing lanes, so they are probably oblivious to traffic building up behind.
I pull in, when I can & it is safe to do so, to let arrogant drivers pass then laugh as they get stuck behind someone else overtaking or driving at speed limit It’s quite a satisfying feeling
Edited by: "GraceElizabethONeill" 31st Dec 2018
darkstryder36023 m ago

So why dont we all just potter along at 5mph based off that theory? These …So why dont we all just potter along at 5mph based off that theory? These people I am referring to drive slow in the 50mph causing massive tailbacks, and of course "tailgaters", but have no qualms with speeding 35/40 in a 30mph zone.See this EVERY day on my commute to work.


Clearly they have no qualms with driving at 5mph or people tailgating & harassing them would make them speed up...
Thanks
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