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  Reply # 1384644 9-Sep-2015 20:55
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With tailgaters these days I will, when safe just pull over and let them go. I just cannot be bothered with letting them get to me.




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  Reply # 1384655 9-Sep-2015 21:48
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DravidDavid:
GeekGuy: A couple of months ago I drove from Auckland to Hastings, spent a few days driving around Hawkes Bay and then headed back to Auckland (around 800 km's) with no problems.
Watch the car in front of me when we got into Auckland.
Muppets on the road


Wow!  That one looked like it made contact.

I have no idea how it did not hit us and he even gave me a blast on his car horn straight after it.

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  Reply # 1384667 9-Sep-2015 21:59
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GeekGuy:
DravidDavid:
GeekGuy: A couple of months ago I drove from Auckland to Hastings, spent a few days driving around Hawkes Bay and then headed back to Auckland (around 800 km's) with no problems.
Watch the car in front of me when we got into Auckland.
Muppets on the road


Wow!  That one looked like it made contact.

I have no idea how it did not hit us and he even gave me a blast on his car horn straight after it.

That would make me so mad!





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  Reply # 1384677 9-Sep-2015 22:40
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Came over the Rimutakas yesterday.

1) Motorcycle overtakes me crossing solid centre lines

2) Tradie van overtakes so fast with blind bend coming up he has to smoke the tyres to slow down enough to get round the corner

3) Two vans tailgate me, overtake like mad people and then find themselves sat 5 feet in front of me at the traffic lights round the next bend, behind a log truck - which they follow all the way down. Was it worth it?

There is a simply astonishing lack of patience on NZ roads.

Spend the preceding 5 days on the Mainland. Not too much idiocy there apart from noting that the news that hand held mobile phone use whilst driving is now illegal does not yet seem to have crossed the Cook Strait! I counted 9 drivers with phones glued to their ears in 5 days, including 3 truck drivers.





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  Reply # 1384699 10-Sep-2015 06:05
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GeekGuy:
DravidDavid:
GeekGuy: A couple of months ago I drove from Auckland to Hastings, spent a few days driving around Hawkes Bay and then headed back to Auckland (around 800 km's) with no problems.
Watch the car in front of me when we got into Auckland.
Muppets on the road


Wow!  That one looked like it made contact.

I have no idea how it did not hit us and he even gave me a blast on his car horn straight after it.


that always pissed me off, when you do nothing and they toot at you or when you toot at them to let them know they are doing something they shouldnt and they toot back like there is nothing wrong with what they are doing.

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  Reply # 1384780 10-Sep-2015 09:44
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freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.

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  Reply # 1384810 10-Sep-2015 10:16
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graemeh:
freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.


I prefer doing the real thing. Hitting the brakes. Far more fun to observe their expressions in rear-view mirror when they are right up your backside!!

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  Reply # 1384818 10-Sep-2015 10:20
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lNomNoml: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTkbIrt3FY4 


pretty standard in auckland, they quiet clearly look and then just keep going

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  Reply # 1384830 10-Sep-2015 10:46
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Jase2985:
lNomNoml: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTkbIrt3FY4 


pretty standard in auckland, they quiet clearly look and then just keep going


AKA: The Auckland gap.





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  Reply # 1384832 10-Sep-2015 10:48
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DizzyD:
graemeh:
freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.


I prefer doing the real thing. Hitting the brakes. Far more fun to observe their expressions in rear-view mirror when they are right up your backside!!


So you react to dangerous driving by doing dangerous driving, not good at all.




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  Reply # 1384855 10-Sep-2015 10:54
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MikeB4:
DizzyD:
graemeh:
freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.


I prefer doing the real thing. Hitting the brakes. Far more fun to observe their expressions in rear-view mirror when they are right up your backside!!


So you react to dangerous driving by doing dangerous driving, not good at all.


What suggestions do you have to get a dangerous driver off your backside? 

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  Reply # 1384857 10-Sep-2015 10:57
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DizzyD:
MikeB4:
DizzyD:
graemeh:
freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.


I prefer doing the real thing. Hitting the brakes. Far more fun to observe their expressions in rear-view mirror when they are right up your backside!!


So you react to dangerous driving by doing dangerous driving, not good at all.


What suggestions do you have to get a dangerous driver off your backside? 


As I posted earlier in the thread, I wait until its safe to do so and pull over and let them pass safely, then get on with my life. Really easy.




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  Reply # 1384858 10-Sep-2015 10:57
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DizzyD:
MikeB4:
DizzyD:
graemeh:
freitasm: I love flashing my rear fog light on those bastards. Not sure if they think it's an unmarked police car or what but they back off immediately.


I used to have a car with those, someone decided to tailgate me going down Ngauranga Gorge so I turned it on (not flashed) and they backed right off.  I think when they see the bright red light their brain goes "BRAKE" thinking you are slowing down.


I prefer doing the real thing. Hitting the brakes. Far more fun to observe their expressions in rear-view mirror when they are right up your backside!!


So you react to dangerous driving by doing dangerous driving, not good at all.


What suggestions do you have to get a dangerous driver off your backside? 


bet he will say pull over and let them pass

not always practical/convenient/safe

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  Reply # 1384859 10-Sep-2015 11:03
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MikeB4: 

As I posted earlier in the thread, I wait until its safe to do so and pull over and let them pass safely, then get on with my life. Really easy.


When I am on a main motorway. Its never practical to pull over. Some cases illegal? 
Most tailgaters I deal with are on motorways. Especially SH1 into/out of Wellington.


 

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