I can't stand tail gaters and people who speed .. Rest assured they will end up with a fine or wrapped around a tree ..
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09-07-2013 08:25 #11Senior Member
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09-07-2013 08:46 #12
If you start speeding to get tail gaters off your back, you will be sorely disappointed. You'll still be tailgated, there will still be aggressive, intimidating drivers and now you'll have speeding tickets thrown into the mix too - and a possible accident.
Rude, aggressive people are a fact of life, on the road and off. Don't join them. Ignore them, listen to music, drive politely and safely and just think of all the speeding tickets they'll be accumulating and how stressful their life must be, constantly rushing and being angry. Ugh, horrid way to live your life. Be glad you're not like that.
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09-07-2013 08:50 #13Senior Member
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You don't want to drive aggressively, you want to be confident but defensive.
You just need more experience in traffic, don't be afraid just run your race.
The more experience you get the more confident you'll feel.
09-07-2013 08:56 #14
I'm guilty of tapping my brakes if some as$hat is riding up as$ trying to get me to speed up. Scares the bejesus out of them and they back up. Smart probably not but does the trick. If people overtake me yelling stuff I just smile wave and keep on driving.
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09-07-2013 09:13 #15
I agree with PP's about getting your speedo checked. Might be out by 5 k's and make a big difference!
My dad always told me that when driving you should exit roundabouts and corners etc and get up to speed so as not to slow the flow of traffic. I don't speed but I go with the traffic and that helps.
As for other aggressive drivers my DH loves them! When someone sits on his butt he just slows down to about 30 k's. He's not the one in a massive hurry! Ignore the idiots and concentrate on what you are doing and you'll be fine.
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09-07-2013 09:25 #16
Hi Heartstringz. We must live in the same area LOL. I find it is a huge problem here (maybe it is everywhere now??). I hate hate hate tailgating! I think it is so dangerous. Ever since I saw a tragic story on TV about a horrific accident caused by tailgating I have been so paranoid especially when my kids are in the car! Please don't get involved in the aggressiveness it will only make these situations more dangerous. I think the suggestions of getting more experience along with a defensive driving course are great ideas (oh and the speedo check couldn't hurt either).
09-07-2013 10:15 #17
Good idea about the speedo thing, if anyone you know has a gps, you can plug it in, and compare the speed reading on the gps with the sepeedo on the car.
Definitely assertiveness, not aggression. I agree that defensive driving would help. How long have you been driving?
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