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Old 09-05-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Anyone familiar with this idiot? She followed us today for almost 30 km. Using the 4 ways to flash the brake lights or taking her picture didn't deter her from staying right on our bumper. Usually less than a car length behind. Speeding up or slowing down didn't help at all. When we did get a car between us all we did was give someone else the headache.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:17 PM   #3
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You were taking pictures while driving???
That will get you a hefty fine here in BC, as would texting or using any hand-held device.
I see you are in Ontario where they are talking about increasing fines substantially and even seizing your vehicle.
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You were taking pictures while driving???
That will get you a hefty fine here in BC, as would texting or using any hand-held device.
I see you are in Ontario where they are talking about increasing fines substantially and even seizing your vehicle.
Heck, why not the death penalty!!?? That'ed show'em!

But seriously, here in Illannoy you are advised to gradually reduce speed until the tailgater passes. I have even pulled over and stopped in the parking lane to let them go by on in town streets.
Many states now have anti-tailgating laws which are enforced.
In Illannoy they now have a left lane law for Interstate highways which requires the slower vehicle to yield the left lane even if they are exceeding the speed limit.
Best policy...Stay cool behind the wheel then if you must...rant around the campfire!
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Defensive driving does not include "engaging" the driver that may be tailgating you.
So far in this thread we have a person taking photos while driving and another trying to endanger the lives of the tailgater by "swerving at the last moment".
In case you aren't aware, there are other innocent people on the road, in oncoming lanes and behind the tailgater that could be injured or killed as a result of your actions.
So, take a deep breath and relax.
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Good one Donna!

How about Repo man or tax collector....

But seriously, Floyd hit the nail on the head. I, too, have pulled over and stopped. Some drivers are so oblivious they don't realize that you are varying your speed. They just keep pace with whomever they are following. That is, until that person stops. Not good to let them aggravate you.


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Old 09-05-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
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Whenever someone is following me too closely I think it's a great opportunity to clean my windows of dead bugs and debris. I hit my window washer multiple times and help them clean off their windows so they can see more clearly!

After a few times they usually back off or finally pass me making sure they tell me I am number one. I always wave nicely, appreciating the compliments for helping them clean up their windows.
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I knew a guy years ago that got tired of tailgaters behind his M/H. He rigged up a dump release on his gray water that he could crack open while driving. He said it worked every time, MMMM
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At least in California, using your cellphone to dial 911 while driving is acceptable behavior.

After a few minutes, if I thought the person tailgating me was a danger to myself or others, I would dial 911, which connects you directly to the Highway Patrol, and ask for an intercept. This has worked twice for me when I encountered what appeared to be a DUI in front of, or passing me.

On desert hiways, like I-15 to Vegas, I understand that, if they can't get one of the Bad A$$, 2012 Vaterra CHP Camaro ZL1 patrol cars ( Vaterra 2012 CHP Camaro ZL1 - RC Groups ) to intercept, they sent out, a CHP marked drone and, using surplus Sidewinder heat seeking missiles simply take out the offending vehicle.

Unfortunately their aim hasn't been so hot and they have also taken out a Casino Bus, a Wal-Mart truck and two carloads of lost souls on their way to Burning Man.

But, in consideration of risk management, dialing 911 is OK and it works.
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There are unstable people everywhere looking to engage you. Personally, I'd keep slowing down and if they slowed down with me, I'd exit and head for the nearest police station, and see if they follow me there. Prolly lose them at that point, and it might sink in that others can turn them in.
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Well you just can't fix STUPID !
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