posted on May, 23 2013 @ 09:25 PM
Usually, my tactics are the braking system (assuming slowing down is not doing the trick). I don't flash the brake lights as much because one time,
it almost got me into an accident.
I was stopped at a light, waiting to turn right down a multi-lane road - when Mr. Impatient decided that I was waiting too long at a red light (I'm
not turning if someone decides to try and run the red, which they did). After I made my turn - guy behind me apparently didn't like that I was only
doing 35mph (which is the speed limit), in a heavy police presence area. As he was riding my butt, I decided taping the brakes would remind him that I
was the one setting his pace - big mistake. He zoomed in the other lane, cut me off in my lane, and wailed on his brakes (left some lovely looking
treads in the road). And, after suddenly realizing that I was motioning to a cop (which witnessed the entire thing), he sped off; heard the siren
about 3 seconds later
My favorite bumper sticker was one saying something like "If you can read this, then I can put on my brakes, sue you, and win" - I've been tempted
to install a set of speakers in my car's trunk facing outward, so that if they get too close, I can set up a directional base - I hate it when the
base is cranked up in someone else's car, so I imagine that two speakers pointed at the tailgator would also annoy them as well.