I 'm Annoyed By Tailgaters

For anybody who has been annoyed by someone driving too close to their tail end. 561 People

    I've never, ever understood this behavior.

    You are still only going as fast as that car in front of you. You don't get where you are going any quicker, so what's the point?
    chllaxdude chllaxdude
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2014

    Downshift Magic!

    You want to know one reason manual transmissions are great? You can slow the car rapidly without even tapping the brakes...Tailgaters are surprised and excited when suddenly I'm RIGHT THERE.I'm fair about it though...I tap the brakes first, tap the brakes again if backing off...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    When It happens to me.

    I'm like haha yeahhhh where you gonna go mate! But when it happens to other people. I'm like why do people do that! So basically when someone tailgates me I find it funny but when I see it happen to other drivers I road rage XD hahah....in my head haha XD
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    I want to make a bumper sticker

    that days You're not my husband Get off my ***
    charlene0712 charlene0712
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    I hate that people! I do really!

    The moment I have one at my back I begin to slow down, no brakes, just let the car roll down. Some even horn at me I love that. When they pass me I answer his hateful stare with my widest grin. At least I had some fun of his stupidity.
    pacodad pacodad
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    So Annoyed

    i am so annoyed by tailgaters .i  live in southwest florida and work near the beach and there are alot of tailgaters  that are from otherstates . or they drive like 10 miles an hour in a 60 mile an hour zone.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2010

    As a car driver and a motorcyclist a number of

    things annoy me on the roads but tailgating is high on list. Not an annoyance, an actual danger. These people use 1 to 2 tonne chunks of speeding metal as weapons to try and pressure people to go faster than they are comfortable. Would you tailgate someone in real life while you...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    The Most Satisfying Moment of my Life or Wish

    You Could Feel It Too When I returned to law enforcement after quite a few years as a civilian, I was issued a Ford Expedition to drive. It is a drug seized vehicle. Although the truck is a marked unit, it has big gold stars on both sides and on the rear along with gold...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta
    46-50, M
    Jan 5, 2014

    Please anyone that is a 'Tailgater' tell me WHY

    you are or should I say, why do you do it?. Seriously it is not only stupid, it is dangerous!. One of these days I am going into an auto repair shop place and reinforcing the back of my car then I will just stop suddenly for them idiots to crash into. Dangerous and stupid.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    I am not only annoyed by tailgaters

    but idiot drivers who hesitate at give ways and stop signs .Their people who cause accidents. I also get annoyed by drivers with idiot stickers in the back window that says " I am sticking to the speed limit " Then crawl along at 10 miles an hour under the speed limit . They are...
    cookaburrer cookaburrer
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    I hate tailgators, I would just slam on the

    brakes to prove a point you are following too closely ;}
    coldpatch coldpatch
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2014

    Tailgaters - This Story Is For You.

    Your desire to arrive earlier to beat the clock is NOT worth the risk you are putting me, my children, and yourself in every time you speed, follow too closely, and otherwise drive agressively. In September 2008, I was seven months pregnant with my daughter.  I had my...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2009

    I had something scary happen to me a

    while ago. I could see a person veering in and out of both lanes driving at a high rate of speed driving like a madman. He starts tailgating me and then switches to the other lane in and back into my lane missing my vehicle by only a few inches. I blared the horn at him but more...
    womanoftheworld womanoftheworld
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    Where Do They Think They're Going To Go?

    If I'm getting tailgated I see if I'm going the speed limit. (sometimes my mind wanders)If I'm going 3 or 4 miles over like I usually do, I tap my brakes. If they back off, fine. If not, I slow down. After all, just in case I get hit, it would be much less dangerous if I'm going...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2013


    Today I was tailgated on my way to and from work. Yes, different people. Tailgaters are idiots. Do they really think by riding my bumper I'm going to drive faster because THEIR in a rush? Idiots. Nope. When I have this experience it brings out my evil side. Not only do I NOT...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    9 Responses Aug 5, 2011

    I will normally jam break,

    switch lane and tailgate the car which tailgate-d me. And it gets better in the evening cos i get to on my high beam! Hehhhh :p
    CtKate27 CtKate27
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2014
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    I was going 48. The speed limit was 45.

    Two-lane road. Being tailgated. I slowed pretty quick, enough to scare the person behind me. That worked for about 5 seconds. He crept back up again. So I slowed down to 40. He went around me in a no-passing zone. Damn shame. He didn't get caught. I was hoping to keep him legal...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    I hate it when they get right on your bumper

    and won't back off ,if you hit your breaks not only will they hit you but your car is damaged too .
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    I Can'T Stand Them! How Do They Do It?

    I just recently started driving, and tailgators are some people on the roadways that I cannot stand. People tailgate me ALL THE TIME. And it's not like I'm a slow driver! I always go AT LEAST the speed limit. There really is no reason for you to be right the **** behind me when...
    EverythingEnds EverythingEnds
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    Just Fun

    Here to make friends and have some fun
    deleted deleted
    Nov 11, 2013

    To the lady who did not leave more

    than a metre of space between our cars.. I thought you were just one of those annoying tailgaters I hated at first. So I slowed down for you, to make it possible for you to overtake my car, because I'd rather you pass me by than risk the chance of you crashing into me whenever...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 9, 2015

    I hate them all! Idk

    why they have to be literally on your back. Just fukin change lane. I never tailgate and i always let people in my lane. I'm a pretty good driver. Why do i have to be punished by these tailgaters?:(
    exprouser14 exprouser14
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    I tried this once: operate the windsceen

    washers copiously. If your vehicle is low enough some of the water will go over the top and land on the screen of whoever's following too close. You see the wipers of the car behind start up and they drop back...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Feb 21, 2015

    Don't Tailgate Me - I Go Insane.

    Driving home one night (lousy mood anyway for whatever reason). Countryish road.  Speed limit is 55.  I am doing at least 60.  Some jerk on my ***.  Turns on his brights.  Wow you are super cool dude.  So of course I slam on my breaks.  He barely manages to avoid me...
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    I am not only annoyed by tailgaters

    but idiot drivers who hesitate at give ways and stop signs .Their people who cause accidents. I also get annoyed by drivers with idiot stickers in the back window that says " I am sticking to the speed limit " Then crawl along at 10 miles an hour under the speed limit . They are...
    nakednudist nakednudist
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    My Porsche Taught A Tailgater

    On a road full of curves a jerk in a large Chevy sedan was riding my bumper. As I approached a REALLY sharp curve I sped up quite a bit. The dunce tried to keep on my tail but his car couldn't take the curve at that high of a speed. He just slid off the road into the field. I...
    bob888z bob888z
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

    The Drive Home Yesterday

    I drove for about 2 miles yesterday with some whack job so close to my back end that I couldn't see his headlights in my rear view mirror. Just so you know, I drive a '99 Saturn SL-1. It's not like I'm in an SUV or something. It's a small sedan. The speed limit for...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    I have a car that I can put a trailer hitch on

    the back. It is removeable, but I leave it there because of tailgaters. My typical reaction when someone does this, is that I slow down. The closer they get the slower I go, until I get down to about half the speed limit. If they haven't passed me or turned off yet, then I wait...
    strafer008 strafer008
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    So annoyed...I'm not going to speed up

    for them either. I especially hate it on the motorway when they tailgate me and there's two other lanes that are empty. Like seriously, find some balls and overtake me for gods sake.
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2015
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