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Old 03-18-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Within the past 10 years, I have noticed more and more people tailgate, no matter what road I'm on or how fast I'm going, to the point that if someone is not riding my tail, it's shocking/suspicious.

Anyone else notice this?

I distinctly remember being taught in driver's ed to follow the three-second rule: when the car in front of you passes an object, there should be a full three seconds before you pass the object. It's a safety issue. It makes it easy to see roadkill or other obstacles that might be in the road, or to avoid rear-ending the car in front of you should they slam on their brakes.

Also I should note I keep up with traffic and go 5-10 over the speed limit usually, so it's not as if I'm driving slow.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: At my house in my state
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Yeah people ride my *** hard but it's like that mostly everywhere.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Yep. I get them all the time and I am not a slow driver. I have had people as close to me at 75-80MPH as the car behind you at a stoplight, probably 4 feet or less from my rear bumper. More than once Ive had tailgaters during very bad snowstorms when you can barely go 40 on the freeway. And then they get mad at you, if you slow down a little, or put on your brake lights, even if you have to slow down or brake. Only thing I have found that actually works to make them move or back off, sometimes - turn on your emergency flashers.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I opened this thread thinking it was going to discuss tailgating for OSU football games...and see the spots you all go to for Tailgating lol.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
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Yep people do tailgate, especially during rush hours on major highways like 70/270/315. The only thing you can do is slow down even more to prompt them to pass you. Or you could brake hard, maybe get rear ended, go to the hospital with head and neck ache, and collect handsomely for pain and suffering.
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