General How to deal with tailgaters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pastore, Saturday 5th Sep, 2015.

  1. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Been getting loads of them lately and some come so close that they have no regards for safety. Im not doing anything wrong cuz im going the normal speed within the speed limit. Here are just some of the things you can stop them.

    1. put a BABY ON BOARD sign at your rear window, even if you don't have a baby.
    2. get a decal that says you slow down for tailgaters
    3. slow down even more, lol.
    4. just ignore them?

    any other ideas?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Brake check them they will soon back off
     
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  3. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    but what if they hit the back off your car? and what about they people who really do have a baby in the back baby seat?
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    They hit you in the rear its their fault simple. if you have people in the back of your car just move over let them pass.
     
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  5. simples Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I ease off slowly. That usually miffs them off and they'll overtake and go away.
    I wouldn't recommend taking them on in any way. Let them go so you can enjoy your ride.
    One day they'll meet their double and bend each others car.
     
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  7. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    what if they are flashing and horning?
     
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  8. simples Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm afraid that if you do get complete morons behind you, you should grin and bear it. They'll get their comeupance sooner or later !
     
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  9. vincemince Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Make sure everyone in the car is dressed in white shirts black tie black epaulet
    Then the two in the back seats pick up their caps put them on and turn round and wave the naughty boy finger
    Like an old school mistress
    Works for my brother but then you can guess who he works for
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    They usually disappear quite quickly. :tut: :tut: :tut:
     
  10. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Move rear view mirror so you can't see them? If they start shooting guns, then consider taking action.
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I slow down ridiculously to make a point, then resume the speed I was doing before. They almost always back off.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    If you are being tailgated for a prolonged period on the Motorway then you need to move into the inside lanes, as you are in the wrong lane!
     
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  13. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    this one always seems to work for me
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Kinda obvious there :bleh:
     
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  15. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    They don't get chance
     
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  16. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just to add to this if you are on the motorway it is now law that you move to the left lane unless you are overtaking. Recently a van driver doing 50mph in the middle lane of the M62 was taken to court and fined over £900 for lane hogging. He was seen on the cameras other drivers had to undertake and take evasive action because of his actions. Rightly deserved I feel.
    I see it everyday HGVs have the most accurate cruise controls of all vehicles on today's roads and at 50mph on most of the roadworks areas of the motorways in the north you will always get cars and vans travelling at a lower speed but they will sit in the middle lane meaning you have to lower your speed because of. Them and t,hey DO NOT and will not move to the left lane because there's an HGV trying to overtake them. It's very frustrating and I feel more action should be taken by the Police to rectify this.but they won't do it.
     
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  17. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Drive Accord instead of Civic.
     
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  18. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    I never seem to get tailgated :Wink:
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    Watch out who you brake check lol

    Swearing....

     
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  19. Busa1340r Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    There are different laws to deal with that kind of thing :Wink:
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    Does anybody really change their driving habits as a result of a stupid bit of plastic dangling in the back window of someone elses vomit pit (sorry...car)?
     
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  20. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    yes, activate your new tailgater assistance System :Laughing::
    Setting 1:



    .. if this doesn´t help, you need
    Setting 2:

     
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