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Old 09-18-2011, 07:18 AM
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What is the best way to deal with tailgaters? I get try to obey and even exceed speed limts, but no matter what, I still seem to collect a convoy behind me.
I let no one bully my Ram, but in my classic vette I don't want damage should I have to brake unexpectedly. Of course on my Harley, I pull aside to avoid being creamed.
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Nothing, let them pass. if they wont pass then just slow down until they do.
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Nothing, let them pass. if they wont pass then just slow down until they do.
10% of the time I run my washer fluid & wipers for about 10 seconds if it's a nice clean expensive car behind me. the other 90% of the time I do the same as Ghost.
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On the Cherokees we've had we take the rear wiper off which conveniently point the washer nozzle.
In the cummins a little bit of black smoke usually backs them up.
If I'm in anything else I just keep slowing down till I feel comfortable at a speed compared to the distance they are at
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Stay out of the left lane.
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Stay out of the left lane.
not saying I don't agree with you but what's your advice for 2 lane roads? or when you're not the slow car and someone is still tailgating you?
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The answer is simple get out of the way; don't you know idiots have the right of way?

Actually it truly amazes me when someone in a compact car tailgates me. Are they trying to intimidate me into getting out of their way? I understand you might think you can if you're following my wife's Civic (and in her case it probably works) but a pickup? Heck if a Prius runs into me I might not notice but I'm sure they will.

I knew someone years ago that rigged a special switch to turn the brake lights on without activating the brakes for tailgaters. I'm not even sure if you could do that to a modern car. A good set of backup lights on a separate switch might be a disincentive.
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And also there are busy times on a freeway where you are in the right lane and someone decides they are just gonna hang on your rear bumper.

There's no cure-all solution. If I am in the Ram I tap the brakes...that usually slows them down and backs them up a bit. If I am in the SRT I have two choices...gradually slow down or, if there is room, haul ass outta there. I tend to do the latter rather than the former.
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When someone rides my tailgate I just keep driving like I was driving before. I am not worried about what some clown behind me is doing. When I used to have a back bumper I would give the brakes a tap but now that there is no bumper or hitch I don't really do that anyone.
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