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Rant: Driver Riding Your Bumper On The Highway  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Coming home from work, I had some jackass get within about 3 feet of my bumper, because ,I guess, going 8 miles an hour over the speed limint wasn't enough for him.

I was passing a person in the slow lane, and so I did what I normally will do when someone is way to close for safety to my bumper: I slowly hit the breaks to slow the car, and let the guy know "hey, you're too close to my rear end, fella."

No luck. The idiot gets closer.

So, I pump the break a little-not hard, but enough so that the person behind me knows I do NOT appreciate him getting intimate iwth my bumper. No luck.

He flashes his brights then.

So, this time, I've had it. I simply pull up even with the guy I'm passing, and stay right there, goin 5 miles OVER the speed limit for the next 5 miles.

The guy rides my bumper all the way off the exit. I get into the left lane, as I'll be making a left thern-this clown races around me and slams his brakes on, and I almost hit him. Then he goes across TWO LANES of traffic into another lane-at the stop light, mind you, and is screaming at me the whole time, as if he owns the road.

Rant over.

But get off my freakin' tail!

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21791 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Yeah, he was being a jackass, but it's my opinion that trying to retaliate doesn't help matters much, and can be dangerous. If he doesn't back off after the first warning, it's ultimately better to just let him be an idiot.

Here's what I hate: I'm in the left lane, and someone comes up behind me who is going faster and begins riding my bumper. I'm in the process of passing another car, and I plan to move over into its lane as soon as I can so that the faster traffic can pass. I'll signal accordingly, and might even accelerate a bit to pass the car a bit faster. But the idiot behind me decides to cut over into that lane before I think that the spacing is sufficient and accelerate, going right into my blind spot just as I start to change lanes, and forcing me to swerve back into the lane I was originally. Had he waited another two seconds, I would have been out of his way and he could have continued without putting me, himself, or driver I was passing in more danger than was necessary.

-Mir



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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

While I hate tailgaters with passion, I wouldn't do what you've done. I'd just finish passing and I'd let the tailgater go. He's a moron, therefore is better to let him disappear ASAP.
His behaviour at the exit proves it. Such unstable and aggressive person IMHO shouldn't be allowed to drive at all.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3693 times:
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Depending on the car you are dealing with, I would have tapped the brakes and let him hit me.


His fault, his insurance, his lesson.

But people like that never learn.

[Edited 2009-12-15 20:05:47 by mirrodie]


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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

How about continuing to go 8 miles an hour over the speed limit, complete passing the car you are passing, and move the F over? You were the jackass with the whole lining up with another car thing. You altered your own rate of speed and made sure the other driver could not get around you, so you provoked getting cut off. Your purpose in a passing lane is to pass and move back over, not teach other drivers a lesson. You have no idea what the other driver was doing. Maybe he was being a jackass, or maybe he had an emergency. In either case, it's not up to you to show him what for.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3688 times:



Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
Depending on the car you are dealing with, I would have tapped the brakes and let him hit me.


His fault, his insurance, his lesson.

But people like that never learn.

The only problem with that is that it only takes one gun, one knife or one baseball bat to make that the last lesson you teach.



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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3684 times:



Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
His fault, his insurance, his lesson.

Commit insurance fraud and endanger lives to make a point...and someone else needs to learn?



Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3679 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Coming home from work, I had some jackass get within about 3 feet of my bumper, because ,I guess, going 8 miles an hour over the speed limit wasn't enough for him.



Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Here's what I hate: I'm in the left lane, and someone comes up behind me who is going faster and begins riding my bumper. I'm in the process of passing another car, and I plan to move over into its lane as soon as I can so that the faster traffic can pass. I'll signal accordingly, and might even accelerate a bit to pass the car a bit faster. But the idiot behind me decides to cut over into that lane before I think that the spacing is sufficient and accelerate, going right into my blind spot just as I start to change lanes, and forcing me to swerve back into the lane I was originally. Had he waited another two seconds, I would have been out of his way and he could have continued without putting me, himself, or driver I was passing in more danger than was necessary.

These are two of my driving pet peeves. As tempted as I am to retaliate, things can get out of control really quickly. What I will not do is let their impatience affect my driving safely. But these behaviour are quite annoying and risky.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3679 times:



Quoting Cwapilot (Reply 4):
How about continuing to go 8 miles an hour over the speed limit, complete passing the car you are passing, and move the F over?

You sound like it was you in that car, my friend.  Smile

I'm not going to have him ride my bumper without letting him know that what he's doing isn't very bright. If I'm going 5 to 8 MPH over the speed limit, and he's still on my tail, then I think he has the problem, not me.

And just maybe it kept someone else from being harrassed by this idiot.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3671 times:



Quoting Cwapilot (Reply 4):
How about continuing to go 8 miles an hour over the speed limit, complete passing the car you are passing, and move the F over?

Sounds like you're the angry driver?! He didn't provoke shit except getting cut off. I got flashed at for moving into an exit lane today in MKE going to my evening class because a pickup truck was moving faster than me heading for the exit. BOO HOO. DEAL WITH IT. Are you really going to get where your going that much quicker???

Just remember, driving at a speed of 5 or 8 over..... is a variance of 3 miles over an hour of driving. 3 miles is 3 minutes. Leave 5 minutes sooner and do 4 over.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3671 times:



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 5):
The only problem with that is that it only takes one gun, one knife or one baseball bat to make that the last lesson you teach.

That is the drawback, and it's why I usually don't do more than the brake thing, but this guy just wouldn't get the message.

You are right. In the end, it's not worth it, but this time I just couldn't stand it.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3672 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
I slowly hit the breaks to slow the car, and let the guy know "hey, you're too close to my rear end, fella."



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):

So, this time, I've had it. I simply pull up even with the guy I'm passing, and stay right there, goin 5 miles OVER the speed limit for the next 5 miles.



Retaliation was NOT the right thing to do. For all you know he'd follow you home and pull out a bat, a crowbar or worse, a gun on you. Don't slow down to piss off somebody who's already probably cranky, just pass the car and move over.

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
I was passing a person in the slow lane,

How many lanes was it anyways?

Also I'd like to know how fast you were passing the other person. (Assuming it was a two lane in the same direction) If it was more than 5 mph speed difference, then yes, he was a jackass. But if you were doing one of those i'm-gonna-take-all-day-to-pass-the-other-car type passes, then you deserved it.


I don't like tailgaters either and I avoid doing it, but I will if I have to get a point across  box 


User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
You sound like it was you in that car, my friend.

Actually, I am someone that almost ended up getting nailed by one such jackass as he attempted to retaliate against someone such as yourself. Luckily, there was a large right hand shoulder I was able to swerve onto.



Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineWorkflyer From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 times:



Quoting Cwapilot (Reply 4):
How about continuing to go 8 miles an hour over the speed limit, complete passing the car you are passing, and move the F over? You were the jackass with the whole lining up with another car thing. You altered your own rate of speed and made sure the other driver could not get around you, so you provoked getting cut off. Your purpose in a passing lane is to pass and move back over, not teach other drivers a lesson. You have no idea what the other driver was doing. Maybe he was being a jackass, or maybe he had an emergency. In either case, it's not up to you to show him what for.

I agree with this. When were you sworn in as a traffic cop. If he was being an arsehole then let him be one, don't make him an arsehole with an attitude. Could have escalated into something pretty nasty at the lights.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Make sure you have one of these!

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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3648 times:



Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 9):
BOO HOO. DEAL WITH IT.

If you moved into that lane without checking for traffic, specially faster traffic, then YOU are the problem. Surely he had to slam his brakes. How do you think many pile ups are caused?  Yeah sure


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3639 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 15):

If you moved into that lane without checking for traffic, specially faster traffic, then YOU are the problem. Surely he had to slam his brakes. How do you think many pile ups are caused?

Yeah cuz me doing 59 in a 50 to get into the exit was so horrible. He was ~500 ft back when I made the lane move.



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3638 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
For all you know he'd follow you home and pull out a bat, a crowbar or worse, a gun on you.

That's when you lead the guy pointlessly all over town, instead of leading him to your own home. If he follows you for too long, just call the cops and say a guy is chasing/following you and that he (maybe) has a gun.

Just another day on the road. Big grin

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21791 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3609 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
I'm not going to have him ride my bumper without letting him know that what he's doing isn't very bright.

I would bet that he knows it's not very bright. I'd also bet that he couldn't care less.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
And just maybe it kept someone else from being harrassed by this idiot.

Perhaps. Or perhaps you pissed him off enough to take it out not only on you like he did, but on other drivers on the road as well.

-Mir



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
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I also hate tailgaters with a passion. It baffles me how, when presented with the choice of dozens of various positions on the road, people can voluntarily choose the one position that is exponentially more likely to result in a collision.

I don't retaliate like our friend Falcon84, though. I opt for a slightly more subtle method.

My VW GTI has headlight washers. And these headlight washers pump out an obscene amount of washer fluid when activated. Way, way more than necessary.

At first, I considered them a waste for this very reason. Gallons of mist seemed to be needlessly dumped out over the roof of my car.

But then, one day, while observing (in my rear-view mirror) the vast clouds of washer fluid blasting out behind my car and creating vapor rivaling that of a fully-loaded 777 departing Amsterdam on a humid day, I realized something.

These aren't headlight washers. These are countermeasures.

So I decided to give them a whirl in their new-found role. Later that day, a jackass in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo barreled on up and started riding my tail. Super close. Like within a few feet. Unnecessarily, too, as we were on an interstate doing 5 over with no cars around us.

So on went my headlights (necessary to activate the headlight washers), and with a light pull of the lever, Mr Jackass was completely covered in washer fluid. He had to turn on his own wipers before the first blast was even complete.

It was hugely satisfying. Mr Jackass was not amused, however. He jerked his car out into the passing lane and blew past me while giving me the finger.

I like to think he saw me laughing.

2H4



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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3576 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 19):
He jerked his car out into the passing lane and blew past me while giving me the finger.

Tailgating with a perfectly good passing lane available is a different story. Recently, I had someone pull that on me on I-88 when I was in the right lane. I maintained my speed, already 10 over, and he finally blew past me in the passing lane. I used my brake with nobody behind me when I noticed a white sedan sitting in the median ahead...he didn't, and the speed demon in the mighty Corolla was subsequently able to have the pleasure of getting to know an Illinois State Trooper...quite the effective countermeasure! I moved over and slowed down, as is the law, and I KNOW he saw me laughing at him as I passed.



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1639 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3533 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 19):
These aren't headlight washers. These are countermeasures.

This is ingenious. I'll have to try to fit a pair to my Civic to see if it works.  Smile



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3518 times:



Quoting Cwapilot (Reply 20):
Tailgating with a perfectly good passing lane available is a different story.

This used to happen to me in my station wagon ALL THE TIME! Two or three perfectly good lanes of freeway available, I'm in the far right lane doing the speed limit or just slightly above, and where is the only other car on the road? Five feet away from my back bumper.

Quoting N243NW (Reply 21):
Quoting 2H4 (Reply 19):
These aren't headlight washers. These are countermeasures.

This is ingenious. I'll have to try to fit a pair to my Civic to see if it works.

At various times I did seriously consider installing one or more 007-esque countermeasures on the station wagon, since it had no shortage of enclosed storage spaces just inside the tailgate and I'm more than reasonably handy with tools and wiring, but in the end my better nature prevailed.

That's not to say that I didn't look long and hard at various windshield washer reservoirs and assorted hardware whenever I was at a salvage yard and think to myself "Hmmm... I bet I could mount that in the storage box in the rear quarter panel, run the tubing into the tailgate with the wiring for the power window, and only have to drill one small hole in the tailgate itself...".  devil 



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3507 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 1):

Unfortunately, these idiots have some cousins here in Belgium, and it seems that the huge family is growing everyday  Wink



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10232 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
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Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
Retaliation was NOT the right thing to do



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
I don't like tailgaters either and I avoid doing it, but I will if I have to get a point across

Isn't that exactly what you said not to do?

Tailgating to get your point across doesn't sound like a good idea either. If your point is that if s/he slams on the brakes for whatever reason, you're going to plow into him and cause major injury - not to mention being at fault in the accident - then you may have a point  Smile

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 19):
So on went my headlights (necessary to activate the headlight washers), and with a light pull of the lever, Mr Jackass was completely covered in washer fluid. He had to turn on his own wipers before the first blast was even complete.

It was hugely satisfying.

I bet it was. Nevertheless, I'm the kind of guy who'd be about to do that, then think, "wait, what if his windshield gets covered, and he's temporarily blinded while driving 10 feet behind me???" Ah well.

I also cannot stand tailgaters. Drives me absolutely insane sometimes. And freaking SoCal is full of them.



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25 Flighty : Falcon, you did the right thing. Although, consider that maybe his wife was having a baby. It's always a possibility. But, on the other hand, if he is
26 Dragon6172 : I can guarantee that if I am in the fast lane passing I am easily going 10-15 over the limit. I put up with tailgaters until they get so close I can
27 Offloaded : Mostly if someone's tailgating me I move on over as soon as possible. You never know if the guy has been drinking, doing drugs, or is just an idiot. J
28 UnattendedBag : GET OVER!
29 Dreadnought : Cars in the US do not have European-style fog lights, unfortunately. True. Lane discipline in this country is a joke, and people who drive fast end u
30 Leezyjet : I agree with Cwapilot, just move over when you are able and let them be on their way. Unless you are a policeman, then if it NOT your job to enforce t
31 Metroliner : Wait, why were you even overtaking if it meant going over the speed limit and staying there? Sure, tailgaters are shite, but you're in the wrong from
32 Jalap : Hmm, however much I hate those idiots, I'll always just let them pass. I totally fail to see the point in retaliating, attempts to teach a lesson or e
33 N328KF : My Audi (like many European cars) has a separate switch to activate the rear foglight, which is normally on the rear driver's side, and which happens
34 Ups707 : I normally wouldn't get involved in threads like this, and I hate tailgaters as much as the next guy, but for you to not believe that you played a si
35 FLY2HMO : What I'm getting at is that I don't do it as a habit, and IF I do it it's a calculated risk. I don't have to put up with an idiot clogging up the PAS
36 BigOrange : I'm with you on that one. I don't just tap the brakes, I hit them hard and watch the other driver sh*t himself. My response to idiots that don't keep
37 Don81603 : I wouldn't bet any money on that... Not only lane discipline, but lane control is a joke. On US interstates, and main divided highways US 1, US 90, e
38 FLY2HMO : Very true. Fortunately for me I got thousands of highway driving miles, so I've seen almost everything that could go wrong in a highway, specially fo
39 Chrisair : For those of you who think tapping your brakes like this is a good idea, several people have been killed by this "brake screeching" phenomena. In fac
40 IMissPiedmont : The drivers I hate are the damn yankees that come down here this time of year and have no clue how to maintain a speed. They go up to 55 then slow dow
41 A332 : Next time, just move out of the way. You put your life (and others) on the line when you decide to play around with an aggressive driver. Just let the
42 Aero145 : As much as I often agree with and like your posts, here you seem a bit ”road-raged”. There are surely many people who don’t really realize what
43 Post contains links Jalap : On a related note, really gotta listen to this very comical song: Nervous Norvus - Transfusion It's hilarious, written from the perspective of a die-h
44 Vikkyvik : Let's say he's passing the guy at 3-4 MPH. That's around 5 ft/sec. So it takes him about 3 seconds to pass the actual car. Add 75 feet before and aft
45 Chrisair : I think I might be the only one here who enjoys driving in LA or the Bay Area. Agreed. However, a slow lane does not mean you can go super slow. Sever
46 PHLBOS : Insurance fraud is the key word here. Once upon a time, if someone rear-ends another vehicle; insurance companies used to automatically charge/cite t
47 Vikkyvik : Yeah I hear ya. My real pet peeve is people who don't even make an attempt to reach freeway speeds whilst merging from an onramp. I mean, look, I dri
48 Greasespot : Ahhh the old Brake Check... Here that would mean Criminal charges of Dangerous Driving.....He may be following to closely which is a traffic offense.
49 2H4 : Now if only we could get the truckers to take less than 5 minutes to pass a car. On I-94 in Michigan, at least, the truckers are the plague of the ro
50 RwSEA : Why not just move over? What do you have to lose? Keep in mind that in many states, it is illegal to cruise in the left lane on a multi-lane highway a
51 Bhill : Folks...this driver was not acting rational...what makes you think you can "teach" him ANYTHING...move over and call 911 and report an aggressive driv
52 OA260 : The Irish drivers do something that annoys even more! You are going along the main road at say 65-70mph then they pull out of a side road and do 30mph
53 FLY2HMO : I tend to have zero tolerance for incompetence, specially in the roads. But I try to stay composed.
54 FlyDeltaJets87 : Even worse than the people like the guy tailgating Falcon are the ones who tailgate when there's NOWHERE to go. If I'm in the left lane behind a car w
55 DocLightning : That's when I call 911 and report a reckless driver. I've only done it twice. Once was for someone obviously drunk driving ahead of me after he almos
56 FLY2HMO : I'll agree with this. But not so much with this, depending on the situation... I've driven at ridiculously fast speeds BUT I only do it when I'm abso
57 Falcon84 : I couldn't-I was passing someone at the time. That's when he went right up my bumper. That was the problem here-I had nowhere to go, because I was al
58 N867DA : Speed up a bit, pass the guy, go to the right, and then slow back down to 8 mph over the limit. The tailgater is wrong to ride your bumper, but you j
59 Photopilot : So who appointed YOU the self-appointed speed authority on the road? Other than proving that you can be a jackass as well, you clearly have demonstra
60 Flighty : Last summer some guy in an Acura TL was tailgating me pretty bad in fairly heavy traffic in Chicago. Long story short, traffic was clearing and I was
61 Post contains images Scooter01 : That car must have been coming up on you pretty fast if you didn't register him in your rearwiew mirror before you pulled out to pass the slower car.
62 Post contains links Chrisair : No. Get one of these. http://www.hornblasters.com/products...hp?i=nathan-airchime-p3-train-horn
63 Falcon84 : When I'm still OVER the speed limit? I hightly doubt it. Drop the pontifications, too, thanks.
64 Scooter01 : -Would be nice, but too difficult to hold outside the open window (need at least one hand on the steeringwheel, you know...) Scooter01
65 StasisLAX : I would have called ICE instead of DPS.....
66 N867DA : All the same...someone wanted to pass you. I realize there was a car on your right, but is it so hard to speed up a bit, pass the guy quickly, move o
67 Chrisair : You install them underneath your car...and trigger them with the horn.
68 Falcon84 : In that case, yes, I guess it was.
69 DocLightning : That doesn't exactly describe the San Francisco Bay Bridge, does it?
70 Varigb707 : You are my new hero. The King of Confrontations. Good for you.
71 Falcon84 : Boy, that was a helpful post. Not.
72 Post contains links and images FLY2HMO : I dunno maybe it was at 3am? Details details!   Pfshh! Wimpy. I got these in my car: NO they're not in the roof, i'm not a redneck. They have a nice
73 Maverick623 : Eh. Usually not worth the hassle. Plus, you'd have to lie about an animal running across the road. Yea.... no. People with real emergencies requiring
74 Post contains links RwSEA : I do not know what state you are in, but in the State of Washington it is absolutely against the law to cruise in the passing lane. Ever seen those W
75 RwSEA : Sorry, as an update, you should really refer to #4 in the Washington State Law (as provided in my link): "(4) It is a traffic infraction to drive cont
76 Mirrodie : Insurance fraud? C'mon now. Ok,overzealous perhaps on my part.... take out the spiteful element and reenact the situation. If I'm in a 4 lane divided
77 PHLBOS : He's in Ohio. Similar is true in New Jersey, although it is very rarely enforced. IIRC, Pennsylvania (my home state) a few years back enacted (or at
78 Cytz_pilot : Tailgating is a double whammy...the car behind is too close to stop if the car in front has to brake quickly, and the car in front gets aggravated and
79 Post contains links TSS : I'm sure Cafepress would be happy to oblige.
80 Dragon6172 : So if I am in the passing lane, speeding myself... passing traffic to the right.. .and some asshole thinks I am not going fast enough, I get the fine
81 Aero145 : It’s even worse here in Germany! On a three lane Autobahn, if one doesn’t go on the most-right lane when it’s free (as in cruising on the middl
82 RwSEA : Yes, that is the law in many states. This doesn't mean you need to swerve in and out, but if you are purposely impeding traffic as the OP did, you ar
83 PHLBOS : Not that I experimented with this myself, mind you; but here is one possible outcome to your described-scenario: BOTH of you get pulled over by the c
84 Dragon6172 : Ya.... except in my scenario I was not traveling in the passing lane, I was passing slower cars.
85 DXing : It was the Browns bumper sticker that got you. You just have to hate it when Steelers fans take to the road after a loss!!
86 PHLBOS : One question could be, how fast were the slower vehicles in the other lane traveling? If they were going at or lower than the speed limit, a cop (sho
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