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    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
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    @Astalliana

    I'm the exact opposite, I want more space in front than most people, so I'm constantly being cut off by tailgaters jumping into the extra space and forcing me to brake. Can't wait for robot cars.
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
    I get it frequently and especially in my wife’s car; I just gradually keep slowing down until they back off or overtake.
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    @Kewpie
    That is super frustrating. All they do is cause traffic to slow down behind them and ultimately get to their destination a minute or two quicker at best.
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    @astalliana said
    @Kewpie
    That is super frustrating. All they do is cause traffic to slow down behind them and ultimately get to their destination a minute or two quicker at best.
    I just tell myself they must be running late getting to an accident, and I gloat (without being obvious about it, avoiding road rage) whenever I can pull up beside them at the next light, or better yet the light turns green and I cruise on by, back into the lead. A little instant Karma, pardon the pun.

    I am very aware of staying out of the passing lane except for passing, when there is traffic. This is a stress reducer for all concerned.
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
    I know exactly what you mean. My mantra is "stay in your own car and concentrate on what's in front of you". That is, you can't let them distract you or upset you and cause you to make mistakes. You can only worry about your own driving and if you react to these boobs negatively you are only providing their entertainment. Be cool and be aware. Remember, the safest car is the one you are operating and a careful, thoughtful and prudent manner.
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
    If you are driving at anything less than +10 over the "speed limit" and I am
    in a hurry I have every right to drive right up behind you and harass you.
    GET OUT MY WAY! or SPEED UP!

    And if you tailgate me BACK OFF. I'm going fast enough.
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    Two haters don't like satire!
    More to come I guess ...
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
    If you drive slowly in the fast lane, I will drive close to indicate that you must move over.
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
    You need to get even girl! Just give an impression of complete oblivion and rearrange your hair in your rear view mirror. It will increase their stress level a treat. 😉
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    @wolfgang59 said
    @wolfgang59
    Two haters don't like satire!
    More to come I guess ...
    Thumbs up from me old chap.
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    @drewnogal said
    You need to get even girl! Just give an impression of complete oblivion and rearrange your hair in your rear view mirror. It will increase their stress level a treat. 😉
    Don't forget to feign interest in your cell phone: That really pisses 'em off. 🙂
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    @wolfgang59 said
    If you are driving at anything less than +10 over the "speed limit" and I am
    in a hurry I have every right to drive right up behind you and harass you.
    GET OUT MY WAY! or SPEED UP!

    And if you tailgate me BACK OFF. I'm going fast enough.
    Not quite Jonathan Swift, but another Wolfman gem. 🙂
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    @astalliana said
    If you do this please tell me why. You're wrong in every situation, but I'm just curious. Yes I am mad after my drive home today.
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