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SemiSteve

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:35:30 PM

Yes.

It's dangerous and usually pointless. Life is worth more than needless risks.

The best way to deal with it is to just take your foot off the gas. Most impatient drivers quickly look for a way to pass and then they are gone.

If on a two-lane where no passing is allowed then just go the limit or a little under until you can find a place to turn off and then get right back on when it is clear. The time lost is worth the aggravation averted.

The life you save may be your own.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:51:39 AM

of course
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:48:06 AM

YES
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:53:25 AM

Yes
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sandy40
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:38:08 AM

Yes. It does.
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:36:50 AM

People don't tailgate around here if they have any regard for the vehicle and windshield...living out here in the desert with nearly 20 miles of gravel and sand between our property and the nearest town will keep any vehicle a half mile back of us if they wish to see the road.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:25:27 AM

Yes
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herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:05:42 PM

Only bothers "men with hats"
I couldn't give a flying you know what what you do BEHIND me
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:01:38 PM

Yes
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:18:38 AM

yes
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:13:11 AM

no
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:42:56 PM

Yes
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:36:31 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:28:08 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:43:15 AM

Yes
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:33:51 PM

no
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grampi47
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:23:14 PM

I would love to rig up a bottle with an electric pump mounted under my rear bumper and aim the nozzle so it would spray a liquid onto a vehicle's windshield tailgating me, and I'd fill that bottle with vegetable oil...they'd turn on their wipers and all it would do is smear...it would be hilarious watching the idiot panic!
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:19:01 PM

Y
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grampi47
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:18:41 PM

"Immature foolish senseless impatient discourteous pointless dangerous mental uncaring antisocial bullying intimidating mindless stupid deranged stressful risky mean disrespectful illegal anal upsetting uncool idiotic hateful spiteful useless moronic infantile aggressive borish selfish uncompassionate nasty atrocious dirty cheap unthinking unwitting unkempt despised disliked unappreciated undesirable unwanted uncivilized tyrannical distractive unattractive ugly awful unlawful unfriendly callous shallow ..."

That's the first time I've ever seen an entire paragraph of nothing but adjectives...
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:59:27 AM

Yes
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pandora257
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:20:54 AM

brake check
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:09:34 AM

yes
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:07:17 AM

If my kids are in the back, yes
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azcarnut
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:36:54 AM

Yes. Have been thinking about putting the ball mount back into my receiver hitch.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:34:15 AM

Yes.
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:04:41 PM

No.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 3:07:07 PM

Yep
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 2:43:47 PM

Put all the tailgaters in a big circle and let them ride each other's bumpers as they go round and round and round.

Let them leave us courteous drivers the heck alone!
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:21:48 PM

Yes.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:47:06 PM

nope. I can't see them behind my truck. Doesn't matter anyways... my hitch will poke a hole in their hood if they get too close
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:13:59 PM

No, maybe just for the first few seconds, because they are really going to get really tired and then pass, if I'm already driving above the speed limit.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:51:35 PM

Yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2:07:14 PM

Yes
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 4:32:35 PM

yes!
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 3:14:43 PM

No
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:10:30 PM

of course.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 12:34:07 PM

YES!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 12:32:08 PM

You think the speed limit is slow?

Wait till you tailgate me.

I'll show you slow.

It's a simple habit. Somebody gets on my bumper - my foot comes off the gas.
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:51:47 PM

Yes
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:07:49 AM

Immature foolish senseless impatient discourteous pointless dangerous mental uncaring antisocial bullying intimidating mindless stupid deranged stressful risky mean disrespectful illegal anal upsetting uncool idiotic hateful spiteful useless moronic infantile aggressive borish selfish uncompassionate nasty atrocious dirty cheap unthinking unwitting unkempt despised disliked unappreciated undesirable unwanted uncivilized tyrannical distractive unattractive ugly awful unlawful unfriendly callous shallow ...
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 9:45:38 PM

I just "tap" my brake.....usually the dope behind me gets the hint.
If not, I slam my foot on the brake. Love it
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citizen1
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 4:58:01 PM

not when I'm doing it.
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 2:43:10 PM

Yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:42:51 AM

Yes
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Somis1
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:43:51 AM

Yes. Is there anyone who isn't bothered by II? It's a direct threat to my safety when it happens.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:34:55 AM

Yes, I want to get even.

[Edited by: hyeglenn at 8/25/2014 9:35:28 AM EST]
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:55:21 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:00:46 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:47:44 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:38:11 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:26:40 AM

yes
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