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Aggressive drivers tailgating and flashing headlights

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It's a pet hate of mine.  You're driving along the motorway or dual carriageway and you're in either the outside lane or the middle lane overtaking the car on your left.  Along comes Mr.  Impatient who can't wait to get wherever he's going and of course, you're in the way!

An attempt to force you into moving over...

He starts by manoeuvring his car as close as possible to the back end of yours in an attempt to force you into moving over so he can go past at breakneck speed.  Is he blind or something?  Can't he see that you are already part way through an overtaking manoeuvre?

"Well come in why don't you You're knocking on the back door there so you might as well!"  I'm not dragging my heels here; I'm actually overtaking at or above the speed limit so you're not sitting behind a little old lady peering over the steering wheel.

A car with bright headlights The tailgating hasn't worked so Mr Impatient tries a different approach.  He starts flashing his headlights at regular intervals.  Well what is this meant to achieve?  Do you think that I didn't see you there?  Flashing your headlights to attract my attention just demonstrates that you're rude and arrogant.  It's not going to have the desired effect of getting me out the way no sir!

This kind of aggressive driving irritates the hell out of me.  You're supposed to pull over and let these idiots go by like that discourages it.  I'm afraid it just makes me see red though and I stand my ground, carry on overtaking and move in when it suits me.

If anything I take my time about it all.  Yes I know.  It's the wrong thing to do, but I don't feel inclined to make life easier for these rude and arrogant idiots.

By: Hate Tailgaters


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Jetty boy

Jetty boy

It's amazing how many drivers cannot read the speed limits of roads if they miss or ignor the speed sign. And when speeding drivers are caught they whine and whinge that the police should be out catching criminals. Well, speeding drivers are criminals and their identity is on a nation police database for years to come. So every time you see a police car, if fitted with NPR, remember their computer link is checking your record automatically.

Watch this retard in Norfolk. https://youtu.be/HyufxcEQPGc
Jetty boy
26th Jan 19 14:54

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Just watched a news video of a cyclist smashing his bike onto a bonnet of a car in a road rage incident. Seems like it's not just motorists that are mental, in fact it's all of the UK that is suffering with Rage/stress/ stabings/murders/severe debt and anti-social behaviour. Not long now before the UK goes POP. There's an old saying "a sick dog always bites its own wounds".
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24th Oct 18 16:03

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Jethro

Jethro

My God, what ever is wrong with the drivers in the UK. Everybody act as if its their last day on Earth. I have never seen such maniacal behaviour from so many since my return. Driving from Heathrow to the Midlands I saw numerous acts of aggerssion, speeding, fist and finger gestures. This really is a country with a profound social problem. And I've only been away four years.
Jethro
19th Oct 18 16:14

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GOW, If drivers kept to the speed limits they would not be "cash cows" in the first place and not so many would die on UK roads. Too many drivers think they know best and ignor the limits. But hay-ho, if people want to act this way and end up killing themselves no amout of Police or speed cameras will stop them. Dive slower and expect the unexpected.
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7th Oct 18 13:46

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I said "I am making the distinction between drivers fined for breaking a speed limit which has been lowered as a money making exercise and those who drive dangerously and too fast for the conditions."

Try to understand this. You already understand that drivers are a cash cow, it's not a big leap in logic.
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4th Oct 18 16:26

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Smug

Smug

"it would be better if the police were patrolling the streets and stopping crimes which actually have victims."
But that's what the traffic cops are doing, stopping speeding drivers breaking the law and thus protecting us against speeding crims. ( once caught your name is on record, and your money is in thier pockets).Whatever some people think the posted speed limits should be to suit their own beliefs (and habits) they are wrong, if they break the speed limits they will get targeted by said law enforcement. No matter how you feel about the current setup, thats the way it is, so live with it, the police are our friends, love them back.
Smug
4th Oct 18 16:07

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

"Now that you have accepted the fact that the "high ups" "police" "Government" treat speeding drivers as cash cows and will never kill thier golden geese"

"This is why there are speed limits on roads in the UK, set by people that know what they are talking about."

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4th Oct 18 08:46

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Smug

Smug

The 85th Percentile idea, based on the 1964 “Solomon Curve” says speed limits should be set at what 85 percent of drivers think is healthy. It was created back when the highway system was still young, cars didn’t approach speeds as quickly as they do today, and we didn’t have the sort of statistics and research on traffic dangers we do today.
The USA and many other countries has debunked this rule, it is now outdated, redundant, in fact it is very dangerous. This is why there are speed limits on roads in the UK, set by people that know what they are talking about.
Smug
3rd Oct 18 16:07

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A major roads shake-up has seen speed limits slashed on a number of UK motorways, with drivers banned from travelling above 50mph.

Stretches of the M4 are among the roads in Wales which are affected, with reductions at Newport and Port Talbot.
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3rd Oct 18 12:24

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A new report has recommended that the 60mph speed limit should be lowered on thousands of miles of rural roads.
The report also calls for more average speed cameras to be introduced, pointing to figures which suggest average speed cameras reduce fatal and serious collisions by 36%, and a reduction in the threshold for speeding prosecutions.
Smug
3rd Oct 18 12:18

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Smug

Smug

"Government should review national speed limits ‘as soon as possible’
The report recommends reviewing national speed limits, with a particular emphasis on single carriageways in the countryside – suggesting that a 5% decrease in mean speed could produce a 30% reduction in deaths on these roads.
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3rd Oct 18 12:15

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

And before anyone jumps on me for the last comment, I am making the distinction between drivers fined for breaking a speed limit which has been lowered as a money making exercise and those who drive dangerously and too fast for the conditions.
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1st Oct 18 15:15

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

"Now that you have accepted the fact that the "high ups" "police" "Government" treat speeding drivers as cash cows"

What made you think that I didn't accept this? Doesn't make it right! As I said before, it would be better if the police were patrolling the streets and stopping crimes which actually have victims. If you should ever have the misfortune to be mugged just after drawing out some cash I'm sure you would agree.
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1st Oct 18 15:04

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Even though they may be driving perfectly safely! Well, that says a lot about you I suppose.

We can only hope that under some future government road safety will come first and the 85th percentile rule will again be used to determine speed limits.
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1st Oct 18 14:48

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Smug old boy

Smug old boy

Grumpy, Now that you have accepted the fact that the "high ups" "police" "Government" treat speeding drivers as cash cows and will never kill thier golden geese, perhaps thats the last we'll hear about the "85th percentile rule", whether it be fact or not, it dosn't matter if it will never be put into practise. Which brings me back to my original statement, I enjoy watching brain dead drivers giving their hard earned cash away because they cannot keep to the speed limits.
Smug old boy
1st Oct 18 14:05

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