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Old 12-10-2019, 02:54 PM   #1
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Are you a tailgater?

Do you signify your desire to pass by riding the bumper of the car in front of you?

Is it your habit to follow close at all times? Do you need to take risks at freeway speed just to arrive a few minutes sooner?

Are you annoyed by people who drive the speed limit in the passing lane?

Or do you follow the 4 second rule?
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get out of the left if you are not passing!!
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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I never trailgate except when someone dodges in from the left and takes my spacing. Then I have to back off again.

Left lane drivers tick me off and usually get this in my left window when I pass on the right.

DRIVE RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS.pdf
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Passenger vehicle is 3 seconds following. Motor Home towing, 6 plus seconds and I back off the gas as soon as I see a bunch of brake lights! I hate having to panic stop the RV!
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One thing I can say with absolute certainty, a vehicle in the left lane of a divided highway that is pacing the traffic in the right lane and refuses to move over when able is creating an unsafe situation. They cause traffic to bunch up and that is a sure fire way to unmask the aggressive drivers as patience runs short and the erratic behavior begins.
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Do you signify your desire to pass by riding the bumper of the car in front of you?

Is it your habit to follow close at all times? Do you need to take risks at freeway speed just to arrive a few minutes sooner?

Are you annoyed by people who drive the speed limit in the passing lane?

Or do you follow the 4 second rule?
Are you expecting people to confess to being an idiot driver. Im guessing none will be responding.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:29 PM   #7
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One thing I can say with absolute certainty, a vehicle in the left lane of a divided highway that is pacing the traffic in the right lane and refuses to move over when able is creating an unsafe situation. They cause traffic to bunch up and that is a sure fire way to unmask the aggressive drivers as patience runs short and the erratic behavior begins.
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Yes, I've noticed many drivers who are angry. It's bizarre how some who are genuinely nice people become irrational and angry when beyond the wheel.
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Are you expecting people to confess to being an idiot driver. Im guessing none will be responding.
Looks like some already have........
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Are you expecting people to confess to being an idiot driver. Im guessing none will be responding.
Which one is the idiot?
The left lane guy doing the speed limit riding next to the guy in the right lane doing the speed limit? Or the guy tailgating?
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Which one is the idiot?
The left lane guy doing the speed limit riding next to the guy in the right lane doing the speed limit? Or the guy tailgating?
Both??

I never intentionally do that with the RV because those things just don't stop on a dime. By intentionally I mean there are times when someone will change lanes and get right in front of me. At that point I back off to a safe distance.

I do occasionally get fairly close with the car sometimes, which I know isn't safe, but it sometimes works.

Interstates aren't so bad because I know I will eventually get to pass. What gets me are the inconsiderate people who pass in a limited distance passing lane and won't allow anybody to pass them.

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As the signs read on most highways "keep right except to pass". Shouldn't be hard too
comprehend.
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The tailgaters don't bother me nearly as much as the ones that think rush hour traffic makes the perfect slalom course. I saw a guy on a motorcycle the other day doing about double the speed limit swerving in and out of traffic on a 4 lane highway, an accident waiting to happen in any number of ways.
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I saw a guy on a motorcycle the other day doing about double the speed limit swerving in and out of traffic on a 4 lane highway, an accident waiting to happen in any number of ways.
I call those idiots "future organ donors".
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Both tailgaters and people that drive in the left lane REALLY annoy me! I control my road rage but it ain't easy!
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