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Old 09-18-2011, 06:00 PM
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I will usually just go extremely slow, and then when they go to pass I punch it and switch into that lane like an *******.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:08 PM
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its rough but i also slow down, it works most of the time
except when they are in rush & are going to take the next off ramp

my HD is a 3 wheeler, 5 feet wide without a rear bumper, can you say pucker power?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:49 PM
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Ok ok ok being a good driver you should no the law. Not to mention tailgating is against the law. But their are a few things to remember.
1 Driving slower than the posted speed limit or in such a manor that impedes the flow of traffic. Ticket able
2. Braking in which causes an accident. ticket able
3. Driving for more than 2 miles in the left lane without passing. Ticket able
4. Rear ending the person in front of them. Ticket able. Unless you can prove #2
It seems that in the past year general public has slowed down on the roads. Now I do not tailgate. But I have been know to follow someone kinda close if they are driving to slow or in the wrong lane. driving slower than the posted speed drives me nuts. I was always taught that if you cannot drive the posted speed. That you should pull over and let everyone go by. If everyone new what the laws was their should be no problems. If someone is tailgating you move over. Now they are gone and the both of you are happy.
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Ok ok ok being a good driver you should no the law. Not to mention tailgating is against the law. But their are a few things to remember.
1 Driving slower than the posted speed limit or in such a manor that impedes the flow of traffic. Ticket able
2. Braking in which causes an accident. ticket able
3. Driving for more than 2 miles in the left lane without passing. Ticket able
4. Rear ending the person in front of them. Ticket able. Unless you can prove #2
It seems that in the past year general public has slowed down on the roads. Now I do not tailgate. But I have been know to follow someone kinda close if they are driving to slow or in the wrong lane. driving slower than the posted speed drives me nuts. I was always taught that if you cannot drive the posted speed. That you should pull over and let everyone go by. If everyone new what the laws was their should be no problems. If someone is tailgating you move over. Now they are gone and the both of you are happy.
Are those IL laws? In CO you can get a ticket just for driving in the left lane unless you are passing.
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heheh
here in San Diego you have to drive according to the area your in
If you on the highway going past our Lil Saigon on ramps, you can expect the vehicles to come up the highway ramp at a rapid rate of speed, then as soon as they have merged into traffic they slow down to 40 mph, speed limit is 65
If your down in the South Bay area, get ready to do whatever it takes to avoid an accident, even if you have to drive off the road & into the grass.
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Thanks guys,…all good suggestions for my different situations. In general I always try to drive at or slightly above the posted speed limit, but here is what I routinely encounter:

My classic vette attracts the most and closest tailgaters,…envy? Just a closer look? or just buttholes?

My little Ford Focus draws big suv’s like a magnet, and they often go whizzing by me at the first opportunity, sometimes with a finger given.

The Ram gets the most respect of all, and like highlandchef, I am somewhat amused by small Kias and their relatives who think they are going to push my Ram aside.

On the HD,…I can’t argue with cars and trucks, so yes I always yield to idiots.

GTyankee,…think the ZF plant is still in the site preparation phase, though I’ve not driven down that way in a while, believe I heard construction starts in January.
About driving in California,…drivers there can wear out a horn in less than 6 months of hard usage (LA). I’ve also noted that fingers are given out as routinely there as “have a nice day” here in SC. Unlike in California though, fingers may get chased down and broken off here in SC.

I appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions.
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Where I'm at it doesn't matter, if you rear end somebody you are at fault no matte what. My dad got rear ended at a light, and it pushed him into the car in front of him. My dad got a ticket for rear ending the car in front of him even though he was sitting still when it happened. The officer said "you didn't provide enough room".

I always leave my hitch in this helps back people off of me if they know what kind of damage it will do. On my bike I tend to just get out of the way, as I want to keep my life lol.

Not really tailgating related, but just impatient/bad driver story: Yesterday the wife and I went to bed bath and beyond and while leaving the store my wife was just barely in front of me, maybe a step or two, and the car stopped to let us cross to the parking lot, the driver behind the stopped car apparently had his pregnant wife in the back seat about to give birth and couldn't wait one second and had to get to the hospital as fast as possible so floored it around the stopped car and missed my wife by probably less than two feet. Never even saw us.
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REALLY LIKE THAT "REAR WIPER" IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ya could get REALLY creative with that !!!!!!

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REALLY LIKE THAT "REAR WIPER" IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ya could get REALLY creative with that !!!!!!

It gets used most often with other jeep buddies with there tops off but a guy on a motorcycle did take one in the face once. The car in front of my brother was waiting to turn left and the guy on the bike had his front tire underneath the back off the cherokee and kept bouncing it off his rev limiter, should have had his face mask down. I really wish I had it on video lol
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yea....another lil trick to do is hook up a extra washer nozzle near some part of your truck/jeep that people look at a lot.....surprise em !
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