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    Quote Originally Posted by AVLO View Post
    I hate it when people are up my arse especially when i have got the baby signs in back window. You dont mind if your driving fast and they are TRYING to get round ya but when ya driving steady theres no need for it.
    Pray tell us why you have the need to place baby signs in the back window. What exactly do you expect other road users to do? Are you hoping there will be shart intakes of breath and adulation that you can breed like a rabbit? Maybe you aspire to one of those vans with windows so that you can fill it with brats. Shall other drivers salute you as they pass by? Sorry but as soon as I spot these self-important smug sanctimonious signs I just laugh and take no special actions whatsover - you will still get carved up if you get in the way.

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    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.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farzad View Post
    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!
    The only problem with that is it becomes an addiction to catching them and filming them,a few cyclists do them on YouTube with cars nearly hitting them,I saw a bike the other day with the camera on his helmet and I thought suicide cyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisShepB7 View Post
    So what your saying there is you were sat in the middle lane when the inside lane was clear? If so then I'd have done the same! That annoys me more than anything when someone is sat in the middle lane when there is no reason
    Totally agree.......there's no excuse for sitting in the middle lane unless overtaking, once you've completed your maneuver GET BACK OVER TO THE LEFT or as said in highway code the 'driving lane' I can't stand these people, they need educating

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAFTER View Post
    Pray tell us why you have the need to place baby signs in the back window. What exactly do you expect other road users to do? Are you hoping there will be shart intakes of breath and adulation that you can breed like a rabbit? Maybe you aspire to one of those vans with windows so that you can fill it with brats. Shall other drivers salute you as they pass by? Sorry but as soon as I spot these self-important smug sanctimonious signs I just laugh and take no special actions whatsover - you will still get carved up if you get in the way.
    I think what he's expecting 'other road users' to do is not drive like a CU~T due to the fact he has young lives on board! For example, speeding up when someone else is trying to overtake you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke2.0tdi2006 View Post
    Totally agree.......there's no excuse for sitting in the middle lane unless overtaking, once you've completed your maneuver GET BACK OVER TO THE LEFT or as said in highway code the 'driving lane' I can't stand these people, they need educating
    I would contend that it is acceptable to stay over in the middle/right lane for a short spell if it reduces the amount of weaving you have to do (i.e. there are other slower vehicles which you will have to pull around just a bit further on). Unless you have someone riding your tail and itching to get past, then just move over and let them by.

    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.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAFTER View Post
    Pray tell us why you have the need to place baby signs in the back window. What exactly do you expect other road users to do? Are you hoping there will be shart intakes of breath and adulation that you can breed like a rabbit? Maybe you aspire to one of those vans with windows so that you can fill it with brats. Shall other drivers salute you as they pass by? Sorry but as soon as I spot these self-important smug sanctimonious signs I just laugh and take no special actions whatsover - you will still get carved up if you get in the way.
    Guess you don't have kids but changes how you drive and ideally the signs tells others to drive sensibly. Tailgating such a car who may have to brake suddenly could end up bad. Even though they have car seats, their bodies are not as strong as an adult.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAFTER View Post
    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.
    Mate. You should have a sticker in your car saying you're a t**t!

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVLO View Post
    I hate it when people are up my arse especially when i have got the baby signs in back window. You dont mind if your driving fast and they are TRYING to get round ya but when ya driving steady theres no need for it.
    Why the need to put a baby sign in the back window. What EXACTLY do you expect others to do? Give you a round of applause for breeding? Like those with dogs some parents think the world should stop and step aside for them.

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    I think your question has been answered in the last 5 or 6 posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAFTER View Post
    Why the need to put a baby sign in the back window. What EXACTLY do you expect others to do? Give you a round of applause for breeding? Like those with dogs some parents think the world should stop and step aside for them.
    The original reason for those signs was to alert emergency services attending accidents to the possibility of a child at the crash scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAFTER View Post
    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.
    You're actually quite unpleasant, aren't you?
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    When I move out of the way for tailgater's and see a "child on board" sticker I think it is kind of ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    You're actually quite unpleasant, aren't you?
    +1..... My thoughts entirely

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    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.
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...38#post1776038
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    [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.

 

 
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