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  #1384868 10-Sep-2015 11:11
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DizzyD:
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.


 


Last time I looked(yesterday) the Wellington urban motorway SH2 has multiple lanes so safely,  SH1 is multiple lanes until Paramata pulling over is generally easy. Beyond those points pull off points are many
I know this from towing my boat north on many occasion.

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  #1384871 10-Sep-2015 11:15
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MikeB4:
DizzyD:
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.


 


Last time I looked(yesterday) the Wellington urban motorway SH2 has multiple lanes so safely,  SH1 is multiple lanes until Paramata pulling over is generally easy. Beyond those points pull off points are many
I know this from towing my boat north on many occasion.


You assuming I am driving way below the speed limit. Its not safe to pull over into the emergency lane at 100km/h to allow people to pass. 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 


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  #1384872 10-Sep-2015 11:16
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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? 


Calthrops.

Or just ignore them ...




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  #1384877 10-Sep-2015 11:19
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DizzyD:


You assuming I am driving way below the speed limit. Its not safe to pull over into the emergency lane at 100km/h to allow people to pass. 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 



I think you could benefit from a defensive driving course.

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  #1384881 10-Sep-2015 11:23
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DizzyD:What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO.

Speed up to 120KM/h like everyone else. :P

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  #1384883 10-Sep-2015 11:26
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MikeB4:
DizzyD:


You assuming I am driving way below the speed limit. Its not safe to pull over into the emergency lane at 100km/h to allow people to pass. 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 



I think you could benefit from a defensive driving course.


Yes, definitely, DizzyD should slow down and increase their following distance from the vehicle in front so that there is more room if they need to stop urgently.

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  #1384919 10-Sep-2015 12:05
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If I'm being tailgated, I don't speed up (from 100), nor jam on the brakes, I simply back off on the accelerator. If they don't want to allow proper safe following distances and put me at risk, I will do it by slowing down to a speed safe for the gap given. Doesn't take long (seconds) for said tailgater to get fed up with that and blaze past. Also by doing so makes the overtake safer as we are travelling slower. Then immediately once they pass I speed up to the original 100.



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  #1384977 10-Sep-2015 13:44
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DizzyD:
MikeB4:
DizzyD:
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.


 


Last time I looked(yesterday) the Wellington urban motorway SH2 has multiple lanes so safely,  SH1 is multiple lanes until Paramata pulling over is generally easy. Beyond those points pull off points are many
I know this from towing my boat north on many occasion.


You assuming I am driving way below the speed limit. Its not safe to pull over into the emergency lane at 100km/h to allow people to pass. 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 



As long as you are sure you are travelling at 100km/h and not just taking your speedo's word for that you are going 100.

I know that when my speedo reads 100 that I am actually doing 95km/h. I've tested it by several different methods so I know that it needs to read 105 and then I am going 100km/h.

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  #1384980 10-Sep-2015 13:47
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keewee01:
DizzyD:
MikeB4:
DizzyD:
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.


 


Last time I looked(yesterday) the Wellington urban motorway SH2 has multiple lanes so safely,  SH1 is multiple lanes until Paramata pulling over is generally easy. Beyond those points pull off points are many
I know this from towing my boat north on many occasion.


You assuming I am driving way below the speed limit. Its not safe to pull over into the emergency lane at 100km/h to allow people to pass. 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 



As long as you are sure you are travelling at 100km/h and not just taking your speedo's word for that you are going 100.

I know that when my speedo reads 100 that I am actually doing 95km/h. I've tested it by several different methods so I know that it needs to read 105 and then I am going 100km/h.


What difference does 5kmh make to anything? That is the equivalent of a human walking...





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  #1384985 10-Sep-2015 13:51
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Geektastic:
What difference does 5kmh make to anything? That is the equivalent of a human walking...


The way some folk obsess over it one would think its a huge difference. In a trip from say the Hutt Valley to the Terrace tunnel the difference would be a matter of seconds.

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over an 8 hour trip its 40km or nearly 30mins

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  #1385044 10-Sep-2015 15:18
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Jase2985: over an 8 hour trip its 40km or nearly 30mins


What difference does 30 minutes actually make on such a long drive? Given that you should have stopped for a break at least 3 or 4 times over 8 hours, an additional 30 minutes is neither here nor there really. I find that if you plan on the assumption 80km will be your speed rather than 100, you usually get there about when you thought you would.

I can only assume that people either do not leave enough time to complete journeys safely or they are just obsessed with driving as fast as they can.

Frankly, NZ is the wrong place to live if fast car journeys are a high priority for you! Best move to France or Germany.





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  #1385049 10-Sep-2015 15:23
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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? 


If you have a passenger, get them to note the number plate and report the car to the police for dangerous driving and intimidation.

This works especially well for people stupid enough to do it in sign written company vehicles, as you can ring the firm and complain too.





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Jase2985: over an 8 hour trip its 40km or nearly 30mins

Over an 800 hour trip it's 4,000km or over 42 extra hours driving!

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  #1385082 10-Sep-2015 16:10
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DizzyD: 
What should be done when somebody tailgates you at 100km/h? A little nudge on the breaks works best IMO. 



Wave an AK47 out the window at them.





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