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post #29866 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 05:34 PM
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How to get a tailgater off your arse.

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Town & Country vs. Jeep - Who wins?
He needed a tow, I got to drive home. I think the Jeep won!

I wanted a new bumper anyways

PS: I measured it out on Google Earth, and I had my blinker on for well over 100'. The other guy was just too close to respond in time. PLEASE, don't tailgate... if the guy in front of you is going 25 in a 25, getting up on his *** just might result in something like this or worse!

Surely I'm not the only person in this forum who resorts to the d*ck move of moving over to "let a close tailgater by" and I move over enough to throw dirt, gravel, and potentially rocks from the road's edge into his windshield.....This behavior might be reprehensible for some of you, but I just hate being tailgated for extended trips THAT much. I'm quite sure I've broken some windshields out doing this but I don't do it often and when I do it's when I've given someone ample opportunity to pass and they refuse and stay plastered to my rear bumper like tape. In these few instances, I will not hesitate to move over to the side of the road where the loose gravel is and hopefully my tires will throw some of that gravel into your windshield. The way I look at it is, MY safety is much more important than the $200 or so you'll have to spend replacing your windshield. Am I wrong thinking that? I mean I don't go looking to do this and it hasn't happened very often. I dunno, maybe I'm the biggest a-hole driver in the world but IMO like I said your $200 windshield replacement means nothing to me considering my safety. I honestly don't care if a rock I throw up from my tires puts a huge dent in the hood and chips the heck out of the paint.......The thing they will remember is that when they see a black WJ in front of them they won't do it twice.
I drive on farm to market roads primarily so there is ample opportunity for this...And I refuse to drive faster than the posted speed limit. If the speed limit on a given road is 55 then that's what I'm driving, no faster. ANd if someone doesn't like it and wants to ride my arse, then it's their paint job/ windshield they are risking.

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post #29867 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 06:30 PM
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I tried to change my dash lights to green LEDs but I bought cheap eBay lights and only half of them work. Gotta get better ones from superbrightleds...

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post #29869 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 06:46 PM
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Town & Country vs. Jeep - Who wins?





He needed a tow, I got to drive home. I think the Jeep won!

I wanted a new bumper anyways

PS: I measured it out on Google Earth, and I had my blinker on for well over 100'. The other guy was just too close to respond in time. PLEASE, don't tailgate... if the guy in front of you is going 25 in a 25, getting up on his *** just might result in something like this or worse!


A guy on Facebook posted his today. He said he was stopped at a red light and the guy wasn't playing attention and hit him.

Jeep won.
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post #29870 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 06:55 PM
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Surely I'm not the only person in this forum who resorts to the d*ck move of moving over to "let a close tailgater by" and I move over enough to throw dirt, gravel, and potentially rocks from the road's edge into his windshield.....This behavior might be reprehensible for some of you, but I just hate being tailgated for extended trips THAT much. I'm quite sure I've broken some windshields out doing this but I don't do it often and when I do it's when I've given someone ample opportunity to pass and they refuse and stay plastered to my rear bumper like tape. In these few instances, I will not hesitate to move over to the side of the road where the loose gravel is and hopefully my tires will throw some of that gravel into your windshield. The way I look at it is, MY safety is much more important than the $200 or so you'll have to spend replacing your windshield. Am I wrong thinking that? I mean I don't go looking to do this and it hasn't happened very often. I dunno, maybe I'm the biggest a-hole driver in the world but IMO like I said your $200 windshield replacement means nothing to me considering my safety. I honestly don't care if a rock I throw up from my tires puts a huge dent in the hood and chips the heck out of the paint.......The thing they will remember is that when they see a black WJ in front of them they won't do it twice.
I drive on farm to market roads primarily so there is ample opportunity for this...And I refuse to drive faster than the posted speed limit. If the speed limit on a given road is 55 then that's what I'm driving, no faster. ANd if someone doesn't like it and wants to ride my arse, then it's their paint job/ windshield they are risking.
LOL... I've never done that myself, but what a wonderful idea! On highways, I'll do 5-10 over, but if the limit is 45 or less, I'll do the limit.

Personally, I brake check tailgaters. First, let up off the gas to slow down a bit. If they don't back off, I'll light up the brake lights. If I get 10-15mph below the speed limit, I'll speed back up. If they get up on me again, I'll get a little more aggressive with the brake check.

Just a few weeks ago, I brake checked someone to about 3mph in a 25 before they got the idea. Of course, their honking earned them a birdie.

I absolutely hate driving in cities. For some reason, the more libtards you have on the road, the more you find tailgaters ignoring the 2-3-4 second rule for following (I was taught 1 car length per 10mph).

PS: When I'm doing a brake check, I pay VERY close attention to the car behind me... During today's accident, I was aware of the guy, but I was paying more attention to oncoming traffic... my signal and brake lights at ~140' @ 25mph should have been sufficient for the guy behind me to stop before hitting me.
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post #29871 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 07:05 PM
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No offense to either of you but what you are doing is just as bad as the people tailgating you. Imagine how you would feel if you took someone's life just because you were pissed someone was tailgating you. A broken windshield is enough to startle some one bad enough to crash their car. Are you that pissed? Sounds like you need some anger management. Don't even get me started on brake checking someone.....I hope you gents grow up because what you are doing is just as dumb.
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post #29872 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 07:12 PM
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No offense to either of you but what you are doing is just as bad as the people tailgating you. Imagine how you would feel if you took someone's life just because you were pissed someone was tailgating you. A broken windshield is enough to startle some one bad enough to crash their car. Are you that pissed? Sounds like you need some anger management. Don't even get me started on brake checking someone.....I hope you gents grow up because what you are doing is just as dumb.
agreed, why would you brake check someone in a vehicle like ours thats known to burst into flames when someone rear ends you? Since when is d!ck measuring done with a break pedal?

I'm starting to think my parents didn't buy me enough tonka trucks as a kid.
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post #29873 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 07:33 PM
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agreed, why would you brake check someone in a vehicle like ours thats known to burst into flames when someone rear ends you?
Don't start that again!
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post #29874 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 07:55 PM
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No offense to either of you but what you are doing is just as bad as the people tailgating you. Imagine how you would feel if you took someone's life just because you were pissed someone was tailgating you. A broken windshield is enough to startle some one bad enough to crash their car. Are you that pissed? Sounds like you need some anger management. Don't even get me started on brake checking someone.....I hope you gents grow up because what you are doing is just as dumb.
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post #29875 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 08:15 PM
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post #29876 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 08:53 PM
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shopping for parts, and contemplating buying 4 LED bars to kinda do this lol

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post #29877 of 41434 Old 04-28-2014, 09:25 PM
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agreed, why would you brake check someone in a vehicle like ours thats known to burst into flames when someone rear ends you? Since when is d!ck measuring done with a break pedal?
Not sure about bursting into flames... where did you get that from? We're driving Jeeps, not Crown Vics.

I know the recommendations/rules vary from state to state, but it's pretty simple, DO NOT FOLLOW CLOSELY! In Virginia, they have a 2-3-4 rule...

At 25mph, you should be 2 seconds behind, or 70 feet.

At 35mph, you should be 3 seconds behind, or 150 feet.

At 45mph, you should be 4 seconds behind, or 264 feet.

On the Interstate at 70mph, it's more like 400 feet.

When someone's less than 50 feet behind me, they're too damned close, and you can bet your *** that I'm going to give them a brake check.

When someone's so close to me that I can't even see their front clip in the mirror, they're creating a dangerous situation. I can't exactly yell out the window to tell them to back off, so yes... I give them a brake check to let them know.

One thing that I'm glad for, is that I live far enough away from any libtard cities that I don't have to deal with heavy traffic often. Driving the Interstate around DC, Richmond, VA Beach, Charlotte, or Atlanta is miserable... 4-6 lanes (more?) of traffic moving at 80+ and less than a single car length between vehicles. It's amazing that the majority of idiots in the cities manage to make it home alive.
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[QUOTE=SirSilvia;22516825]shopping for parts, and contemplating buying 4 LED bars to kinda do this lol
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Not sure about bursting into flames... where did you get that from? We're driving Jeeps, not Crown Vics. I know the recommendations/rules vary from state to state, but it's pretty simple, DO NOT FOLLOW CLOSELY! In Virginia, they have a 2-3-4 rule... At 25mph, you should be 2 seconds behind, or 70 feet. At 35mph, you should be 3 seconds behind, or 150 feet. At 45mph, you should be 4 seconds behind, or 264 feet. On the Interstate at 70mph, it's more like 400 feet. When someone's less than 50 feet behind me, they're too damned close, and you can bet your *** that I'm going to give them a brake check. When someone's so close to me that I can't even see their front clip in the mirror, they're creating a dangerous situation. I can't exactly yell out the window to tell them to back off, so yes... I give them a brake check to let them know. One thing that I'm glad for, is that I live far enough away from any libtard cities that I don't have to deal with heavy traffic often. Driving the Interstate around DC, Richmond, VA Beach, Charlotte, or Atlanta is miserable... 4-6 lanes (more?) of traffic moving at 80+ and less than a single car length between vehicles. It's amazing that the majority of idiots in the cities manage to make it home alive.
Do you realize how dumb that sounds? Why make an unsafe situation even more unsafe by brake checking someone? Just idiotic.
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post #29880 of 41434 Old 04-29-2014, 12:26 AM
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Do you realize how dumb that sounds? Why make an unsafe situation even more unsafe by brake checking someone? Just idiotic.
^^^X2 i hate brake checkers, and tailgaters, its dangerous, dont you know??? never ever brake if not needed, keep it WOT to prevent anyone coming up on your tail.

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