Speeding up does not always fix things I can tell you that, what about a situation like this on my daily commute. There is a spot that often has speed traps every single day, so I of course obey the speed limit religiously here. Just a couple days ago I had a dodge ram right on my tail and the second the road became 2 lanes he changed lanes and rocketed past me and prob hit about 30 over the limit. Well talk about poetic justice, there was a speed trap right where he decided to pass me and I saw his stupid *** get pulled over in front of me, what would have happened to me if i had sped up? If i get a speeding ticket at 18 I won't be able to insure my car anymore cause I wouldn't be able to afford it. (Its already $3500 a year)
1991 XJ Cherokee 2 Dr 4WD
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Is this thread really necesary? You've proven zero points. 'Grats.
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all i do if someone tailgates me is nothing. i regularly check my mirrors and if i see someone gaining on me and i can move over i do. but if i cant and the continue to tailgate i just tap my brakes quickly but just light enough to make the lights go on and off, not enough to actually slow down. that works good for me. i dont slow down because i dont know the driver and his intentions and dont want to risk an accident. and if i speed up, thats just fueling the fire. he obviously wants to go faster, so if you speed up, so will he, thus accomplishing nothing.
Originally Posted by jcwalden View Post
Its just that simple folks. Speed up or get over. It is the LAW, and as much as you whine and snivel of how you will "brake-check", slow down, refuse to get over and/or throw crap out of your window to somehow "PUNISH" the guy who is just trying to FOLLOW THE LAW, well....you are WRONG and can be charged. Dialing 911 in your cases is VERY warranted in your cases.....as proven by testimony by POLICE OFFICERS on the following sites.
Sorry, you lose. Now go find your gas pedal and use it. Or I'm calling the cops on you.
Oh, before I forget, the truth youv'e all been avoiding:
http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html (This one ststes the law by state along with the vehicle code. -ENJOY!)
http://www.drivecorrect.net/ (No clue why they dont teach this stuff in driver's ed to the obviously clueless who end up posting drivel online. Great site.)
I'm bored with this now. Obviously I know the law and you do not. I follow the law, and you do not. Here's the proof, get back with me once youv'e educated yourself.
if you dont like how the person infront of you is driving the over take them when you get the chance tailgating is just stupid and I laugh at people like you after I slam my break on and watch the freak the hell out in my rear veiw mirror
honestly, this is just stupid. all of this that everyone is fighting about is all dependent on where you are driving, if there is 2 lanes, 3 lanes, etc. there is a difference between people going too slow for the road they are on and the person behind tailgating because a tailgater will do it no matter how fast you are going. these are 2 different subjects. take for example today i was going 70 down the freeway and this CAT Service truck came on and cut me off doing 35 in a 65. that is TOO SLOW. and he never speeded up. in that case, i did not just stay behind him and piss him off, i simply went around him and everybody is happy.
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tailgaters are just trying to follow the law? gimme a break. that's the biggest load of bull I've seen since the last time I drove past the feed lots in Kansas. Tailgaters tailgate for one of two reasons: you somehow did something to piss them off and they're trying to intimidate you, or they want to go faster than you are, which is more than likely over the speed limit.
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It goes without saying that you can't slow down traffic by driving too slowly. People get tickets for that. But Jason is right. It's usually obvious why some people tailgate other drivers. Don't try to justify your impatience by claiming that your motivation is safety, Mr. I don't give a ****.
If this thread is a response to that other thread, why is it a separate thread anyway?
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