Tailgating: a national pastime?

So when someone comes screaming up behind me in their car, leaving a gap so small you could not slide a piece of paper in between, what do I do?

Without using my breaks (so no break lights), I start slowing down until I hope I am infuriating the person driving the car behind. I always slow down on parts of the road where I cannot be overtaken, as well.

Am I as bad as the person tailgating me? Maybe I am, but I don’t care – I want them to be as mad as me.

Tailgating is an all too common practice. I often see a line of cars so close together that I wonder how there cannot be an accident. Sometimes, out of interest, I have done it as well – but always stopped because I feared my reactions would be too slow if I had to break suddenly.

Tailgating at night is the worst – my car is illuminated. I could read a book (hands free, of course.)

Why does it happen? Is it bad manners, bad driving skills? Do these people trust their reactions to such an extent that they could stop their 60mph car on a coin? Do they trust their car to be able to do that?

I don’t know the answer, but like mayonnaise is the national sauce, tailgating seems to be the number 1 pastime…..

Please stop.



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