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      11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #23
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Welcome do Dallas, and pretty much any large Texas city(minus Austin). Houston drivers are even MORE aggressive. Just move over and let them pass, you shouldn't be in that lane anyways unless you yourself are passing.
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tailgating is not localized to US i found though. germans love doing it too. my particular pet peeve is passing slower traffic on unlimited sections of autobahn and then when i do get to a reduced speed zone i always get at least one car on my bumper. i move over to let him go by and then when the speed limit is removed i end up having to wait to pass him again. maybe i'm a bit biased, but its 90% a driver in a black audi wagon too.
They're tail gating you because you're not supposed to be in that left lane unless you are passing.
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We all got it wrong, apparently what makes a car go fast isn't horsepower or torque, it ain't light weight either. From driving on the hwy here in Dallas area, I realized that drivers who drive:
Nissan Altima
Mazda 3
Any red coupe car
Most yellow cars
A car that has more than one exhaust pipe
All believe that their car is soo freaken fast they tailgait me when I'm driving 80MPH!
I try my best to control myself but I have to say, if they are behind me in one of those C shapped hwy exits, I take it so fast for 2 reasons, cause I really enjoy that and to just shake them back into reality when I put like half a mile between me and them.
They are probably thinking (rightfully so) "who is this douchebag BMW driver who thinks he owns the road, move over!"
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      11-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #26
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We all got it wrong, apparently what makes a car go fast isn't horsepower or torque, it ain't light weight either. From driving on the hwy here in Dallas area, I realized that drivers who drive:
Nissan Altima
Mazda 3
Any red coupe car
Most yellow cars
A car that has more than one exhaust pipe
All believe that their car is soo freaken fast they tailgait me when I'm driving 80MPH!
I try my best to control myself but I have to say, if they are behind me in one of those C shapped hwy exits, I take it so fast for 2 reasons, cause I really enjoy that and to just shake them back into reality when I put like half a mile between me and them.
Check your speedometer for accuracy. You are probably only doing 77 or so when it says 80.
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      11-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #27
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Usually the speed racers that tailgate me in the fast lane are dudes driving FULL sized pickups or SUVs. I just move out of the way so their boat doesn't roll Over my car when they inevitably flip over
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I would assume that if you're driving on the highway and people are tailgating you it's because you were blocking the fast lane? If so, move over. What you're doing is against the law, and what they're doing is also against the law.

I really hate though when I'm driving at the posted speed limit of 25mph in a 1 lane residential area and I get cars behind me that are right on my bumper. Even then, sometimes I'll just stop and let them go by.
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They're tail gating you because you're not supposed to be in that left lane unless you are passing.
and i am passing slower traffic in that situation. been driving in germany for 8 years.
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      11-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #30
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Guys, you missed the whole thing. I don't block traffic, I let them go but they would do that even if I'm in the middle lane with an empty left lane. Also those impatient who tail gait when there is nothing you can do, there is a line of cars in front and on the sides. I donno what do they want me to do?!! I actually would move a little left or right to show them what's in front of me just in case they can't see through my tinted rear windows. Some drivers are just trouble makers and Nissan Altima drivers started to be on the top of the list.
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We all got it wrong, apparently what makes a car go fast isn't horsepower or torque, it ain't light weight either. From driving on the hwy here in Dallas area, I realized that drivers who drive:
Nissan Altima
Mazda 3
Any red coupe car
Most yellow cars
A car that has more than one exhaust pipe
All believe that their car is soo freaken fast they tailgait me when I'm driving 80MPH!
I try my best to control myself but I have to say, if they are behind me in one of those C shapped hwy exits, I take it so fast for 2 reasons, cause I really enjoy that and to just shake them back into reality when I put like half a mile between me and them.
I love doing this ALL the time! So much even if no one is behind me lol

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While no one likes to be tailgated, just move over and let faster traffic pass.
OR, just turn on your Rear Fog light! Works every time for me

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What is the color to weight ratio of her car?
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I always get harassed by Cooper Minis, as if they need to prove to me that it's not a clown car from the circus. I actually wondered if the speedometers on those things have a manufacturer defect.

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i hate tailgaters. i think i'm one too unfortunately but i try to remind myself i'm not on a racetrack all the time. i get mixed results.

tailgating is not localized to US i found though. germans love doing it too. my particular pet peeve is passing slower traffic on unlimited sections of autobahn and then when i do get to a reduced speed zone i always get at least one car on my bumper. i move over to let him go by and then when the speed limit is removed i end up having to wait to pass him again. maybe i'm a bit biased, but its 90% a driver in a black audi wagon too.

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+100000000000000000 I HATE black audi wagon drivers. I truly wonder what is is about that car that makes them do it. A4, A6 doesn't matter. Maybe it is not the car but something about it that attracts that kind of driver.
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass. BTW, Nissan drivers seem to have an anger management problem. Tailgating, changing lanes without signaling etc.
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass.
I COMPLETELY disagree with that mindset. Why does it matter how fast you are going? If faster traffic wants to pass then MOVE OVER and let them pass!

Your personal opinion of how fast is too fast is not the law of the land. Will you also speed up to block the car as they try to pass?
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      11-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #36
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass. BTW, Nissan drivers seem to have an anger management problem. Tailgating, changing lanes without signaling etc.
Ya, that's the dumbest thing I've read today.
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maybe i'm a bit biased, but its 90% a driver in a black audi wagon too.
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+100000000000000000 I HATE black audi wagon drivers. I truly wonder what is is about that car that makes them do it. A4, A6 doesn't matter. Maybe it is not the car but something about it that attracts that kind of driver.
VAG Products in general here in Germany. I get the Passat wagon drivers. Seriously, must be a Bavarian thing. I dont know why, but they guys and gals in the Passats always want to start crap. My older brother has an Audi Avant RS4 and yes, its black and yes, he is an asshat 100%. Yet he drives well...

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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass.
But this is just asshattedness. Move over yo.
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another typical situation on the autobahn. can't stand this one.

in left lane passing slower traffic in right lane
catch up to other cars also passing slowers cars in right lane
cue backs up because there is a truck passing another truck
tailgater behind me decides he doesn't need to wait his turn and goes to right lane.
passes 4 cars in front of me and merges where there is a gap large enough.
once queue opens up and i can pass all cars i enter super cruise. 250kph.
see asshat that passed on right. fly by.
exactly 10 minutes later entire cycle repeats.

and yes thats 100% an Audi A3, A4, or A6 wagon. usually black or silver.
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass.
I hate when people drive like you
Left lane = always passing lane = safer highway traffic pattern
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass.
Are you sure? It sounds flawed to me.

Tell me, on these occassions when you happen to be driving at 15MPH over the limit in the left lane, what do you expect when you come upon someone traveling at 14 MPH over the limit in front of you? Do you expect them to yield to you and move over (assuming it is clear)? If so, why? Why is your 15 MPH better than their 14 MPH?

We are talking about expectations, remember, not merely what you might choose to tolerate.
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass. BTW, Nissan drivers seem to have an anger management problem. Tailgating, changing lanes without signaling etc.
Yours is the same -- I was here first damn it! -- failed logic of those that see a max speed limit, set cruise control to match the legal speed then take up residency in the left lane and remain disinterested in anyone behind them.

If one isn't passing cars to your right, why stay in Lane 1? If one is passing cars, expediting the process to then get over should be priority one. If everyone did as much, life would be better for all concerned.

As for the OP's list of vehicles, the usual fare of wanna-race cars are stangs, chargers. Too bad custom plates will not accommodate "st_racing_is_4_morons".
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Just curious.

So what do you guys usually do when you encounter a driver like apache335 that thinks it's ok to remain on the left lane because he is doing > 15MPH over the limit?

Do you flash your lights?
Pass him on the right (which is illegal)?
Do you tailgate him (which is illegal)?
Do you just stay behind him?

If you decide to pass him somehow, do you give him a dirty look? Or do you just ignore him.
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another typical situation on the autobahn. can't stand this one.

in left lane passing slower traffic in right lane
catch up to other cars also passing slowers cars in right lane
cue backs up because there is a truck passing another truck
tailgater behind me decides he doesn't need to wait his turn and goes to right lane.
passes 4 cars in front of me and merges where there is a gap large enough.
once queue opens up and i can pass all cars i enter super cruise. 250kph.
see asshat that passed on right. fly by.
exactly 10 minutes later entire cycle repeats.

and yes thats 100% an Audi A3, A4, or A6 wagon. usually black or silver.
+1. Seems to be the norm. And can't count the times that the trucks just pull out in an unrestricted to pass another truck while I'm rolling up. Thank god for ABS.
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If I go 15 mph over the speed limit in the left lane and people want to pass then THEY should move over if they still want to pass. BTW, Nissan drivers seem to have an anger management problem. Tailgating, changing lanes without signaling etc.
No No No No No!
Nein Nein Nein Nein!

This is what causes accidents! You are not entitled to regulate traffic.
I don't care what speed you go. There is someone or something going faster. Let them by when its safe to do so. Then continue on your chosen speed.
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