I was recently in a situation with Baz where he thought he caused an accident on the highway. Now I am not really sure what happened because I was too busy being scared out of my mind. I do know that I really hate tailgaters.
I had a long drive recently and I had my personal tailgater. This person was just determined to ride the bumper of my car all along the highway. We were in a bit of traffic that would run really slowly for a few minutes. At this point we could only just crawl along at about ten miles per hour.
At other times the traffic would break for a short while and the vehicles would move a little faster. I was in the middle lane of the three lane highway just so that I could have the flexibility to move to a different lane if I wanted.
My tailgater would not move into the left lane when a space opened up. He would not move into the right lane when a space opened up there either. He was so close to me that I could not see the front of his car in any of my mirrors. In fact, this person was so close to me that each time I applied my brakes his car would jerk hard because he had to slam on the brakes.
This guy….yes it was a GUY (and they say women cannot drive!!!!!!) was wrecking his brakes and his gas mileage to
annoy me get by. Why he was doing this I have no idea because it is not like he could have passed since the traffic was so backed up. He could have, however, passed me and gotten into a more comfortable space for BOTH of us…..but he chose not to for some reason.
When I get those I move to the right lane, flip on my hazard lights, and take my foot off the gas, feigning loss of engine power. He either has to pull over behind me, or accelerate and get ahead of me. Only once has anyone pulled off behind me and then my car was miraculously cured and I could pull back into traffic and lose him. So annoying.
I had my own personal tailgater the other night. I was quite scary since it was late at night and I was driving in an area that was pretty isolated that late. He drove behing me for miles inches from my bumper. I could not see the lights or his bumber or even him at first because he was so close. We came to a stop light and it was the same thing, he was just an inch or two away. Eventually he turned down a side street. I still do not know why people would do this.
Oh wow that is funny. I just get so mad at the TGs that I do not even want to think about stuff like that. I just want them to back off.