Yes, rude drivers are the worst. In particular, I'm rather intolerant of tailgaters. Despite what they may think, it IS against the law and you won't be able to go any faster than I am going. I did something, twice, last month that probably wasn't the smartest thing in the world to do, but I was just so
that these people were doing this to me, that I just couldn't help myself.
The first situation happened on a 55 MPH highway. Traffic was moving along rather slowly (about 40 MPH) due to the front of the line driver driving slowly. The girl behind me was tailgating me. Tapping my brakes lightly did not get her to back off....she just stayed on my rear end. Meanwhile, the car behind her attempted to pass us all, but it was at the same time that traffic started to speed up because the initial front of line slow driver had turned off. He stayed out in the oncoming lane for quite a while before he realized he wasn't able to do it, so he got back into our lane. Meanwhile, the girl behind me is still on my rear end...not backing off no matter how much I tap my brakes. So I did what I normally do....I just take my foot off the accelarator. We end up slowing to about 35 MPH. By this time, the car behind her, still wanting to pass, pulls out onto the shoulder to pass us.....when I saw this, I veered half onto the shoulder and refused to let him pass on the shoulder. I was
It went on this way, until he got back in the lane. When he was able to finally pass me because the road changed from a 2 lane highway to a divided one way 2 lane road, I could see out the corner of my eye that his passenger was leaning out of the car looking at me like I was some crazy woman. I just looked straight ahead like nothing was wrong.
Second incident was about 2 or 3 weeks after that.....same road, except I was going to work. Some
was tailgating me....I tapped my brakes about 3 times....he never backed off....so I took my foot off my accelarator and slowed to about 35 MPH....so he takes the shoulder to pass me and I took it with him. Refused to let him pass me.
When he was able to pass me because of no oncoming traffic, we were in a double-line no passing zone coming out of a huge dip in the road.....and the
passed me. Drivers like that just irritate me to no end.
Like I said, I know it was not the wisest decision to make in both cases...what with crazy people carrying guns and all...but I was just so mad......