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Old 12-29-2018, 12:20 AM
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i really hate tailgaters!!! I have a 6 inch lift and still donít understand why people tailgate. If anything happens itís worse for them than me so why do it!! What do yíall do when people tailgate you? I need some good ideas,,
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i really hate tailgaters!!! I have a 6 inch lift and still don’t understand why people tailgate. If anything happens it’s worse for them than me so why do it!! What do y’all do when people tailgate you? I need some good ideas,,
What does tailgating drivers have to do with an F150?

As for the why ask Ron White, he knows what's wrong and it can't be fixed. Personally I slow way down, make them pass me and continue on my way.
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I let people pass like an adult should. What are you going to do? Slam on the brakes so they rear end you? Maybe put some of those ***** on your hitch. That will make you look cool.
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Move to the right lane, and try to stay there.
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Sometimes you canít move out of the way, especially in heavy traffic situations. I have had people ride my bumper, flashing their lights and I literally had no where to go because their was traffic all around me n
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I have to say in certain areas of the northeast tailgating is pretty bad. 20 to 30 feet at 70 mph is pretty standard.
There has been times in bumper to bumper traffic crawling stop and go going into the Lincoln or Holland tunnel the vehicle behind me keeps tapping my bumper so there is zero space in between us so no one can even think of getting in.
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They're important people, the world will end if they don't get where they're going. They were easy to ignore in the big truck, not so much in a 150. I just maintain my speed, keep an eye on the DB. No telling what the jackwad might do.
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I usually ignore them. However, I find on rainy days it is easier to get them to back off or pass. On rainy days, I tend to drift into the less travelled area of the road. This throws up more mist on their windshield. They then either back off or pass. Either way, I'm okay with whichever choice they make.
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Put the emergency flashers on, they'll always drop back.
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Thinking about since I tow a trailer Iíll just leave the big *** hitch on so if they need to get that close thatís their problem lol
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