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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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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
Champion Author Tampa

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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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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:00:46 AM

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

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

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

yes
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:08:25 AM

Yes, i have been rear ended many times by drivers not watching the traffic slow down. In most states I have driven in, if you hit someone in the rear, you are at fault and get the ticket and points on your license.

[Edited by: Floridaman2013 at 8/25/2014 7:08:48 AM EST]
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sandy40
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:00:07 AM

Yes It does.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:35:50 AM

Yes...very much..........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:34:21 AM

Hated it!!
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 5:43:26 AM

definitely
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 5:35:24 AM

Yes
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:27:13 PM

bother?

It dangerous.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:51:21 PM

not since I installed that flamethrower.
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 6:18:01 PM

NOPE
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 4:48:21 PM

Yes, a sure sign of an unskilled driver.
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 3:45:26 PM

drives me nuts
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:02:45 PM

yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 1:40:26 PM

Yes
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 9:38:16 AM

Very much so, those that tailgate, need to learn how to drive again.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 9:10:18 AM

Yes
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:46:38 AM

Yes
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:36:16 AM

Yes
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 5:50:09 PM

No
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 11:50:24 AM

There is no justification for tailgating.

Ever.

If you ever thought "Well this person deserves it!"

You are wrong.

You are always wrong when you tailgate.

Period.
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 10:13:40 AM

Y
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roadrunner7669
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:50:26 AM

no
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puddy
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:24:22 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:14:31 AM

yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 5:04:49 PM

Yes
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:20:14 AM

If I'm alone commuting to work, I don't mind as much. If my kids are riding in the back, you better be able to afford the consequences when you rear-end my vehicle!
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:09:32 AM

Big time--- it annoys the hell out of me!
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