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  • Did the passenger (both in car) deserve my anger?

    Votes: 14 53.8%
  • Was I wrong in my anger with him (them)?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Should I have left it alone?

    Votes: 12 46.2%

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So I'm just got out of school for the day (College Algebra class) and I am driving home. I'm a little tired and generally not in a good mood.

During the drive home, I was being followed by a older model ('95-ish) black Honda Civic for a couple of miles. They were riding a little close for my comfort...So I take a Right-hand turn onto the main road leading that is fairly close to where I live at. So does the Civic, which was still tailgating me...

I decide to punch the gas to get up to speed limits, as there was really no one in front of me. So does the Civic...Once I get up to speed, the Civic still maintains riding my ass. As we can tell from my selection of words here, I was getting a little pissed off...

As I am coming upon a truck that needs to make a turn into the local Burger King, I had to change lanes so that I do not have to come to a complete stop. I looked, I attempted to change, then BAM! The Civic decides that it wants to change lanes with me. This causes me to immediately get back into the truck lane as I do not want a collision with the Civic. So I therefore almost rear-end the truck. Luckily, the truck turned right in time...

When everything finally cleared, the Civic blows past, and the male passenger gives me the middle finger! At this point, I'm rather livid and I speed up and yell "**** YOU *******S!!!" And the idiot passenger in the Civic (girl was driving) just kept his finger out as the went speeding past me...I was going to give chase and settle the issue becasue of my anger, but I decided to make another turn and just go home.

I'm getting tired of all of this punk ass bullshit. I can never seem to get a break here, so I am wondering, was I the one in the wrong here? Please take the poll to tell me about it...
 

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Didn't see a poll, but you have to just let this crap go.

When somebody's tailing you like that, the only thing to do is pull over and see what the problem is. They'll stop and tell you if there is one, otherwise they'll speed away like that.

If you feel like screwing with them, just slow down and make them pass. Don't ride the brake, just let off the gas and go 10 mph under the limit. Let them know you're watching them in the rear view. I did this the other day and it nearly drove a woman crazy. I don't know what her hurry was, but it certainly wasn't MY fault she was late!

Now I see the poll. I voted leave it alone!
 

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Didn't see a poll, but you have to just let this crap go.

When somebody's tailing you like that, the only thing to do is pull over and see what the problem is. They'll stop and tell you if there is one, otherwise they'll speed away like that.

If you feel like screwing with them, just slow down and make them pass. Don't ride the brake, just let off the gas and go 10 mph under the limit. Let them know you're watching them in the rear view. I did this the other day and it nearly drove a woman crazy. I don't know what her hurry was, but it certainly wasn't MY fault she was late!

Now I see the poll. I voted leave it alone!
I voted to leave it alone as well, because in all honesty, this is something that doesn't make me feel very good as a person. It's just that people are getting more rude as each day passes on. It's like there is a big reason to be in such a hurry. I have my philosophies about as to why, and I try to work that into the equation when something like this happens, but after all, I'm still Human and my emotions still run on the wild side once in a while...:(
 

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I don't believe in being in a hurry to go somewhere. If you will be late, its better to be late than to have a wreck because you were in such a hurry.

Besides, we have Cadillacs. They are made to cruise - not race, down the road. My Cadillac is slow anyway and puffs a lot of black smoke (its a diesel) so I usually don't get that problem of tailgaters, they try to get away from me as fast as they can.:lildevil:

But anyway, i would just drive slower so they think you're an old person, and if they continue to **** with you, then (assuming you have a fast Cadillac, like an STS) blow their doors off as you speed past them...
 

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I get it alot. It just annoys me, i have this trick i play on them, especially at night, where i flick on the rear foglights, they see the rear lights light up bright red and that makes them back off a bit! I espcially get them when im in my vectra, because that doesnt go above 80mph. It has a tow bar though :)
 

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I would have used "all of the above" were it available. As it is, I chose "leave it be". I think that the wisest of the choices.

I have a hard time with jerks like that too but I've found that giving in to my anger only makes me the fool. (I hate that too!) I so much want to roar in my righteous indignation but, alas, there's no good in it for me...........

Best to try and stay calm and evade the situation with the knowledge that they will reap! They will reap!
 

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I'd be furious as well! It's a distraction and it could have caused you an accident.

And this happened to me a few months ago with a small convertable (can't remember if it was a Z4 or Miata) they were tailgating, (in town going 50 kph-city limit) and I was approaching another vehicle only going 40 so I start to pas and I don't see the little bugger in my rear view mirror, so I look over my left shoulder and there he is trying to pass!!!! I think the car in front should have dibbs on passing!!! I was mad, so I got around the slow car after he did and I went RIGHT ON his ass. He didn't like it and sped up, so did I! Then he turned off and I just kept going straight to where I was going. He gave me a shaking fist as I drove on, and my adreneline was through the roof! On my way home, I went past his street but could not find his roadster parked anywhere. I would have got the LP and possibly reported him for tailgating.

I was mad but did what you did in the end....nothing, which was the wise thing to do..... :mad2:
 

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I would ignore it totally, and feel nothing but pity for them, having
to own and/or ride in a honDUHwhatwasIthinking.
 

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what is it about people in civics?? I've had that problem before, i just do the slowing down think and they go past. Nothing like going 10 in a 45 in a 90 Coupe Deville with flowmasters to really piss someone off.
 

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Pull over? Hell no. You'll get your ass kicked. I'd show them what a V8 can do and take off. In no time at all they'd be way too far behind to tail me.
Believe me, I'm not at all worried about getting my ass kicked. Besides, when I get out-numbered, I have the trusty old camshaft in my back seat! :bouncer: :D But I do see a point here; you have to be very careful these days because nothing in the world can evade the all-mighty bullet...And with my luck, I would get shot...

Ben, as for my car being slow, she's not! She would be very to hear you say that :p
 

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Could have pulled over to show the thang and target practice on those little discs that Civic calls wheels/ tires.
 

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I like to speed up and give the tailgater some hope and catch up with a car that's going equal to or under the speed limit when being followed closely and I just stick with that slow car, create a nice moving road block for the tailgater... might not settle any disputes, but it feels nice to know you're pissing off the cocky driver behind yeh!
 

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I like big trucks on the freeway...running a CB radio and slowing to 55 mph and running with them is great...but you hafta let them know what's going on and make sure they're alright with it or else you could just cause more problems...probably always better to just let it go, but I like to stir up trouble once in a while... :)
 

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Today I was being tailed by someone. I really didn't mind... Mainly because it was a friggen brand spankin new Porche 911 turbo, it was really really nice. I hate it though when some crap wagon tails me, so I speed up til they give up.
 
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