Originally Posted by christianchevelle
SO yesterday driving home I come to big intersection 5 lanes versus 5 lanes the usual, stay in left lane, wait for light to get over to the right after passing though the intersection,( as most going straight take a right on the next light ).
And here comes young dummy in his little pick up changing lanes through the intersection illegally and wanting to ride my ass..... SO I do what I do with headers and loud exhaust: I slip in the clutch and let out about a 4000 rpm sound wave to say back off! , ( I am still breaking in my new engine), then let the clutch in and accelerate rapidly for a second.
It was very effective, the truck just hung back and stayed back which is good. I slipped my D.O.C. hat on so the youngster could see in my rear view. And 1 mile left to get home. And still there are two more bad drivers to face with their bad maneuvers, one taking up two lanes, another doing what ever.
Its a constant battle to watch out for bad drivers some times. I am just driving smoothly as I can and avoiding the wankers as it happens some days it feels like so much more than others. I sure notice the wankers more often now when having had to do what I have had to from being cut off and over revving and replacing my engine eventually thanks to dang ignorance.
I really like my new MGW shifter and never miss a shift now and that's insurance I wish I would have had.
I wonder what tricks you all may know to avoid or warn idiots that think they own the road?
And wonder what daily situations you all have to face as this thread the bad driving thread could go on forever...lol One of my favorite things used to be a small rolling burn out to make people back off with my old Chevelle, nothing like getting a little fishy to send a message that: hey I will get crazy if you try to mess with me I will..F you up..... LOL
SO I know brake checking, I know lots of things mostly getting the hell away from bad drivers. Please everyone share your bad driver avoidance, and situations your facing: enlighten us with the mass that think getting there .005 seconds quicker will somehow make killing everyone else worth it..... As we know our cars are fast and can handle....
So, in answer to your question ... tailgaters ... my thoughts vary by situation, of course ...
I drive in the left lane almost all the time ... mostly two lane US highway though on a two lane Interstate, I would do the same thing ... three lane or four lane Interstate, left lane or second in from the left, for the most part
1) I try to watch out the back, but with my louvers, sometimes people do sneak up on me ... my first option is to move over for faster traffic I see, but if someone gets up behind me and I hadn't noticed, I tend to try to move over rather quickly (since I am then assuming I am in the wrong and should have moved over)
2) If I see someone coming up behind me, as in I see them coming, evaluate the situation, and decide I have as much right to my position as they do (i.e. I am not the hold up), I won't move. If they insist on getting even closer up behind me and being an @ss, I tend to slow down but not enough that they can get around me on the right, yes I can be an @ss too.
3) If someone is just general tailgating in traffic (i.e. its pretty heavy traffic and both lanes are moving equally), I guess I also tend to slow down, but there is a chance I will move over. Probably I would be less inclined to act like I did in situation 2.
4) If I am in the right lane and someone decides to tailgate, I might make a sharp to the left and as they go by, a sharp to the right.
5) I guess I don't tend to much in the way of aggressive moves, just because as soon as I do, that will be when the LEO sees me.
6) If I see someone coming and I am turning left, I just tend to turn my blinker on for a llllooooonnnnnggggg time to encourage them to get off my butt
2012 2SS / RS CRT; Additional Options: Highwing Spoiler, Sunroof, Window Tint, Splash Guards, Wheels, Nitro, Heritage Grill, MRT Louvers, Ported Throttle Body, Cold Air Inductions CAI, RX Sport Hood, someone's splitter, River City Strut Bar
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