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A touch of road rage - AGAIN

I was waiting at an exit for the street to clear so I could cross all the way to the opposite lane. I looked to the left, and I looked to the right, and hit the gas peddle to get across because I noticed this white van was creeping along like a turtle. When I got across, I looked in my rearview mirror and saw him pulling up speed when he saw Id gotten in front of him. I continued looking in my rearview mirror and saw him speeding even faster toward me. He obviously didn’t like me getting in front of him. I hit the gas peddle to go much faster. He went even faster and started tail gating me. The faster I went, the faster he went.

I got angry. I braced myself and suddenly hit my brakes as hard and fast as I could. (INSPECTORJURY taught me how to do this!) I heard a horrible loud screeching sound from his brakes. He almost hit me and I didn’t give a damn if he did!

I continued on my merry way, and the last thing I recall was looking into my rear view mirror and seeing an ugly face filled with terror.

I’m positive he will never tail gate anybody again. heeee heeee

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Jan. 9th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's that you're really cute and you can get away with it, but in my experience road rage is never 'cured' by near misses. Tail gating is just an unpleasant side effect. ;-)
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Nah. My cuteness had nothing to do with it. That guy was out to run over me. I'm sure!

Why do some people tail gate? I've often wondered what the psychological reasoning is behind it.
Jan. 10th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Hay that looks like my old ATV I wondered where it went :o) *wink wink*
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
So now you know! ;o)
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jan. 10th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Must remember to not get on your rear.
Was he cleaning the "wedgie" in his pants as you left?
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm sure he was. I gave him quite a fright, and I'm glad! :o)
Jan. 10th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
I hate tailgaters like that. The ones that at night put on their brightlights while two inches from your back bumper are the ones I hate the most.
I am sure an uber cutie like you gets tailgated a lot though. lol
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
How about the ones who blast their horn, the second the light turns green? Or the ones who are at fault, and react as though it was yours?

Guess where I never experience road rage? When I drive in Mexico, because over there they'll blast you with their machine guns! :o(

Oh, and thank you for the uber cutie comment! I think you're an uber cutie yourself!
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Jan. 10th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
sounds criminal.
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
He sure does! ;o)
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Take your meds girl!
You might not have liked it if he did tap your car...hard...he
1) might not have had insurance
2) Been crazy as a pole cat.
Ignore them a$$holes.

On another note...you may ride me like an ATV anytime ;)
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Honest to God, I'm as sweet and mild mannered as they come, and it takes an awwwful lot for someone to push me over the ledge, and when they do, I totally lose it.

I'm trying my best to work on this.

Really? Then I must warn you that I ride and buck like a wild branco! ;o)
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jan. 11th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say he'll never tailgate again, and it was incredibly dangerous to do what you did, but sometimes you've just got to put the Fear Of God into these people.

So well done.
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
From what I saw in my rear view mirror, I really believe he'll never tail gate again. :o)
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
You be careful!! You're risking the woman I gettin' hitched to. er ah I mean you're risking the woman I love.
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing Dave ;o)
(no subject) - playgirl - Jan. 11th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - inspectorjury - Jan. 11th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
A gutsy but risky move - what was your backup plan?

Re: Nutcases with their brights on behind you. I have a hand mirror on a velcro hinge attached to my rear-view mirror. It has far higher reflectivity and is low enough to reflect their headlights back into their eyes. Works like a charm and when stowed has great plausible deniability.

Jan. 11th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
My backup? I had to stop abruptly because I saw a cat dash in front of my car.

That little device sounds like something I'm going to have to get. After all, every time you get behind the seat of a car, it dog eats dog!
Jan. 10th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
We often get people like that in South Africa, I would say 3 in 10 cars. It used to really get on my nerves but then one day I decided I don't care any more.

I now drive at the speed I want, it is often 5km an hour either over or under the speed limit, if they don't like it, I don't care I am driving to keep myself alive.

I now also keep a following distance in front of me of about three to five cars, it drives everyone batty but I want to know that I can stop in an emergency.

BTW, I received a notification from LJ that you replied to a comment of mine yesterday but I can't find which one. *hints please*
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
It's always a good idea to travel a few car lenghts behind the car in front. Only problem aroud here is, the freeways are so packed, we have no other choice but to travel bumper to bumper!

Did you ever get the comment I sent?
Jan. 10th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
be careful with doing that...if someone saw you hit your brakes suddenly in a witness report or a cop did...it would most likely end up as a negligant driving charge. therefore your car is damaged and you could potentially be sued.

happened to a friend of mine.

Jan. 11th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
The guy made me so angry, I didn't care what happened.

Did your friend lose, even if he was hit by behind?
(no subject) - nahele_101 - Jan. 11th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
What I would give to be that ATV in the picture....
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
And what I would give to be the seat on your brand new truck! ;o)
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
I am very glad you are OK.... Just be SAFE!! OK??
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you Sweety Pie! In times of peril, I always make it safely by the skin of my teeth! :o)
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