As some have realised the way to cope with tailgaters and not let them irritate you is to play with them.
It was a lovely sunny day yesterday and I'm pottering at 40mph along an empty dual-carriageway minding my own business. VERY VERY slowly mile by mile an elderly gent in a Panda begins to catch me up and then sits less than a car lenght from my bumper. So I activate standard procedure and without braking let my speed drift down to 35mph .. to cut a long story short at 20mph he begins to overtake at such a slow rate it will be next week before he complete the manoeuvre. Now the old twit is either so incompetant he should not be driving at all or as a pensioner cannot afford much the so drives everywhere at walking speed. The road is still clear of all traffic so as he draws alongside I slowly increase my speed to see at what speed he gets too scared and pulls back or has a heart attack at the cost of fuel its all costing. At 35mph I hold my speed and watch him squirm as he seems obliged to travel faster to save face and not pull back. Well it amused me and there was no other traffic about and thus nobody incovenienced or put in danger. Just wish some old biddies would use a taxi or their bus pass.
fuel he's using.
Guys I think the best way to approach this for now and ever it to have a gopro cam faced backwards recording when driving, and just have a sticker making these stupid tailgaters to be aware... + YouTube account! (Upload it whenever necessarily)
+ A dedicated youtube account for tailgaters' videos to uploaded on... (100% legal) and it would only cost you £100
One of my mates did this with his new s3 and nobody ever dares!
Superfluous lane changing/weaving at high speed is the cause of many an accident (both for the person doing the weaving, and also for people around them who are not sure how to react and panic brake or swerve). I say make steady progress, and behave in a way that other road users can predict your movements. And move over to the bloody left when it makes sense of course!
Also, tailgaters are knobs. Pressuring people is what causes accidents, so just don't.
Basically, if everyone just used common sense and courtesy, sh!t would just run smoothly and drama would be kept to a minimum.
That is all.
Yeah, i'd agree with that, I suppose it depends on time of day/traffic flow, at a busy/lots of traffic time you're right, there's not much need to get back over if obviously you can see in a few hundred yards you'll need to overtake again. I guess I was referring to these people that pull onto a motorway/dual carriageway with not much traffic and proceed with their whole journey in the middle lane/outside lane blinkered to what is going on around them. Motorway education is what's needed most of the time. not forgetting just a tad of common sense!
Also makes sense when parking so people don't park too close so there's space to get the pram in.
Don't think having a kid is a status symbol dude - need to stop reading so much into things. Plus you sound 'smug' for thinking you're brilliant for ignoring these signs and willing to cut cars up.
2 posts you've made about old people and them not being on the road and potentially not being able to afford fuel. Why not just keep a reasonable distance from the car in front instead of making them overtake you by slowing down? For your amusement! Not like they're boy racers.
I think your question has been answered in the last 5 or 6 posts
When I move out of the way for tailgater's and see a "child on board" sticker I think it is kind of ironic.
Guys. Wafter is a troll. On this thread he/she (let's go with it) it is criticising elderly drivers. On another thread it criticises someone else doing the same thing saying 'that is someone's dad / may have been in the war etc'
Basically it has no nothing better to do than stir.
Here's the thread.
[QUOTE=Wicked666;1785517]tells others to drive sensibly.
That's the problem with such signs - you are taking it upon yourself to "tell" others how to drive and in 2013 people do not like being told what to do, least so by strangers. You are effectively trying to police the roads just as the twits who sit in the outside lane of motorways at exactly 70mph.