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RickB

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 5:22:55 PM

Who are the worst "tailgaters"? Men or women?
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 7:21:57 AM

I had a woman that was at least 1/4 mile away when I pulled into the road and she came roaring up on me flipping her lights and running up under my tailgate, but up the road about a block came an ambulance with red lights and siren blaring, then she just about rear ended me and slid sideways to miss me. From then on for a distance, she backed way off. Probably late for work and putting on her lipstick while driving. She should have left on time, don't you think?
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 12:15:58 AM

Since I'm seldom in the left lane, I'm not troubled by tailgaters
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:55:06 PM

Women. I always pull off to the side to let a tailgater past. Its always a woman. (Occasionally its a big truck, but rarely)

With one exception. If I'm in a very high speed conga line on the interstate, lets saying doing 90mph in the left lane of the Mass Pike, it will be a dude. Men will go 90mph, women don't do that. But again, I ease over and let a tailgater past. Even though folks going 90mph are extremely focused, I still want plenty of room around me. Tailgater is not the right word here, they are usually not on top of my bumper, they are just closer than I'm comfortable having them, so I move over.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 8:27:32 PM

i've seen both equally
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 6:18:00 PM

SUVs and Big Rigs
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Disnydad
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 6:01:51 PM

My wife tailgates something awful.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 5:35:00 PM

Men mostly.........
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 11:14:35 AM

Men usually, and mostly those who have not had their licenses that long.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:46:25 AM

THE YOUNG DRIVERS BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:45:14 AM

SUV and pickup trucks.....
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:42:46 AM

SUV drivers
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giwan
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:37:39 AM

Men tend to be a little more aggressive
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:14:28 AM

The only time I see tailgaters is when there is a putz in the left lane of the interstate blocking traffic.
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StickySam
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:01:59 AM

The worst tailgaters are Americans.
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Coco0828
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:57:09 PM

crazy
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:07:16 PM

Who cares what the gender break-down is? In the end, we have both men and women who do it.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:01:19 PM

Slower speeds are women/men 50/50 Higher speeds are men 90/10 % women, both Kids under 55 years generally.....Guessing 20%.. LOL
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:17:36 AM

This falls under the same as "who is the worse driver." It depends on the individual drivers.

[Edited by: WEPSMAN at 3/4/2013 10:17:49 AM EST]
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:04:50 AM

I don't think it's gender specific. It is dangerous however. But, please don't cause a potential problem by driving well under the speed limit.
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 9:32:43 AM

Both. Particularly if they are on their cell phones.

[Edited by: Dale Jr. at 3/4/2013 9:33:08 AM EST]
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 9:07:06 AM

Tailgaters are created by putzes that won't get out of the way or move on the road. Men are probably more but my wife is more than me.
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Bus936
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:32:53 AM

Most generally, men fit this catagory.
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jes
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:08:44 AM

I've seen my share of both.
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twt
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 3:52:51 AM

I think it's a toss up.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 3:33:07 AM

No one should pull right up on your bumper unless they intend to pass you at the first opportunity.
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BeaON
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:34:51 PM

Don't know if one sex is worse than the other.
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area_51
Sophomore Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:22:24 PM

Hate them.
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:00:53 PM

men
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OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:36:22 PM

I don't care for tailgaters period!
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