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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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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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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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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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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 9:09:49 PM

Yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:27:05 PM

Yes
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BigGreen1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:52:26 AM

Yes - A tailgaiter totaled my motorcycle and nearly totaled me.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:24:49 AM

yes
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Trucky3212
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:16:12 AM

Extremely!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:12:20 AM

Yes
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:52:11 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:34:25 AM

YES
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:29:25 AM

Yes
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:16:46 AM

hell yes
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:00:29 AM

Yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:58:47 AM

of course
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grampi47
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:38:47 AM

"I had deranged guy ride my bumper the other day. I was slowing down for a red light ahead and had taken my foot off the gas. He comes up behind me in a pick-up and attaches himself to my rear. I continued to slow gradually to stop in a line of traffic waiting, with him on me like a trailer the whole time I was declerating.

We waited for the light.

Light turns green and I began to accelerate; with him still attached. This is not safe; so I want him gone from my rear. I eased up on the gas to reduce my rate of acceleration. I'm still accelerating, but not as fast as he wants me to. Lanes on either side are now accelerating faster. I check the mirror and he is going bonkers, waving both arms and pounding on the wheel. How he is steering is anybody's guess.

Then he gets a chance to pass and goes for it. I see why it took him so long to get a space - He's towing a big overloaded work trailer! Musta been running the poor truck to death driving like a maniac. I can only wonder what that load does for his stopping distance.

Then he goes and starts tailgating the next vehicle he gets behind, does some more weaving, and relentlessly tailgates every other vehicle he follows.

If I had sped up so we were going faster than the other lanes (like he apparently wanted me to) I would have been rewarded for that 'favor' by more prolonged tailgating...

So glad I got rid of him right away!"

The really puzzling thing about these people is the way they act...they act like the drivers that are holding them up are in the wrong, like everyone else is supposed to get out of their way...they are so overcome with rage they don't even realize that THEY are the ones being the asshole...
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 12:18:46 PM

Yes
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nru
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 11:05:20 AM

yes - but what can be dne - the police do not enforce it nor do they enforce left lane laws - they are revenue generators
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:47:47 AM

I had deranged guy ride my bumper the other day. I was slowing down for a red light ahead and had taken my foot off the gas. He comes up behind me in a pick-up and attaches himself to my rear. I continued to slow gradually to stop in a line of traffic waiting, with him on me like a trailer the whole time I was declerating.

We waited for the light.

Light turns green and I began to accelerate; with him still attached. This is not safe; so I want him gone from my rear. I eased up on the gas to reduce my rate of acceleration. I'm still accelerating, but not as fast as he wants me to. Lanes on either side are now accelerating faster. I check the mirror and he is going bonkers, waving both arms and pounding on the wheel. How he is steering is anybody's guess.

Then he gets a chance to pass and goes for it. I see why it took him so long to get a space - He's towing a big overloaded work trailer! Musta been running the poor truck to death driving like a maniac. I can only wonder what that load does for his stopping distance.

Then he goes and starts tailgating the next vehicle he gets behind, does some more weaving, and relentlessly tailgates every other vehicle he follows.

If I had sped up so we were going faster than the other lanes (like he apparently wanted me to) I would have been rewarded for that 'favor' by more prolonged tailgating...

So glad I got rid of him right away!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:28:01 AM

Cute bumper stickler:

"Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part"

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