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Old 05-24-2007, 11:01 AM   #11
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Same thing happened with Brian and I. We were going down I-95 in Connecticut when all of the sudden, a punk in a Ford Escape came up RIGHT on our A$$. Brian brake checked him, which is what anyone would do in that situation. The Escape then managed to overtake us and SLAM on his brakes. This caused Brian to, also, slam on his brakes. Hard. Brian got mad. I promised I wouldn't tell the rest of the story to the club, so I'm not gonna. Let'* just say that he got what was coming to him.


Sounds like a good story....since you dont like posting for the whole club to read...why not send me a Private Message? , on a serious note...road rage can be a serious situation to be in, Glad your fine though...and nice pulling into the cop station, you really got him with that one.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #12
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It'* just absolutely insane what people are capable of when it comes to road rage. I can understand getting a little frustrated with someone and maybe swearing at them under your breath but there have been incidents where people have been killed for such stupid reasons.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:16 PM   #13
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Well, I've experienced that personally but in a slightly different scenario.

Those dumbasses
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:26 PM   #14
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Well, maybe it'* just me, but it doesn't sound to me like you were being any different than your "former" self of driving aggressive. A passive driver wouldn't have put on their brakes because someone was riding their bumper. Even though you were sort of justified to do it, you were egging the guy on doing a brake check. That'* all it takes to turn an idiot into more of an idiot.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #15
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OK. Here’* a little story for ya. A bit long, but entertaining and I will make a point at the end –

The road in front of my house is 30 mph and the cops like to bust speeders on it (ECHO SSEi, take note!). Sometimes me & Mrs SSEM like to sit on the porch and watch ‘em chase folks down, but that’* another story. Anyway, I’m heading off to the local box store, doing just over 30 for the reason mentioned above, when a black Tahoe with 2 dudes in it and Idaho plates pulls in behind me off a side street and starts ridin’ my bumper. Naturally I’m thinkin’ “You freakin’ jerk.”. I’ve outgrown the jam-on-the-brakes-to-teach-this-clown-a-lesson modus operandi, so I just let the guy tailgate me and figure he’ll pass me if he needs to. This guy is so close I can’t see anything behind me but his grille. All of a sudden he pulls over to the right and I see there’* a sheriff with lights blazing getting ready to pass him – I pull over too. Reading this guy’* mind, I determine he’* going to try to bolt out first and pass me. Not being completely testosterone free, I focus on thwarting this dweeb’* attempt to pass me and pull out hard & fast (well, as hard & fast as an 88 Accord will go) after the Fuzz passes me. Beaming with self-induced pride, I practically cut this tailgater off. This jerk then goes around me (we’re about 50 ft from a 4-way stop), pauses for a nanosecond at the sign, then tears outta there like he’* late for the Blitzkrieg. Now I’m really offended at this weezer but I tell myself that maybe he’* got a good reason – like an emergency at home or something. Just as I’m feeling better about his unacceptable driving skills, I see another cop bearing down on me with lights flashing. As cop #2 passes him, Tahoe-boy nails the throttle and several seconds later red & blue lights start flashing from everywhere on his car. He’* a freakin’ undercover cop!! Maybe even FBI! And I knew who he was after – that guy on the motorcycle that pulled out of the same street Tahoe-boy did, only in front of me.

There’* more to this story, but suffice it to say I slowed the undercover cops down enough that they lost sight of the biker. They eventually nabbed him, but if I’d have laid on my brakes and let them nail my car the “perp” may have gotten away.

Point is, you never know why someone’* in a blazing hurry. 9 times outta 10 they’re just weenies (like jwak'* guy in the truck), but what if it’* someone with a medical emergency? I find my stress level goes down if I just grit my teeth, maintain my speed, resist the urge to hit the brakes & load that sucker up, tell myself he has a valid reason for driving like a maniac, and let him go.

I would have done the same thing as you in that situation, Jwak – drove past my house and straight to the police station. That was the right thing to do.
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I was being tailgated by a white Nissan XTerra once. This guy was being stupid. I sped up constantly to get away from him, and he'd get back right behind me every time. Then I got over to the right lane to let him go by and he pulled by me in the left lane, and flashed an alleged police badge at me. When he got in front of me, I saw he had PA plates. We were in NY (heading away from PA). I knew he wasn't in a hurry to get somewhere.

Tailgating is never a good idea. If a cop is undercover and he'* on your butt and he needs to be somewhere, he should put lights on so you KNOW to get out of the way. Maybe that'* not how it works, but IMO it should be.
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Glad everything turned out ok
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...Tailgating is never a good idea. If a cop is undercover and he'* on your butt and he needs to be somewhere, he should put lights on so you KNOW to get out of the way. Maybe that'* not how it works, but IMO it should be...
I agree, the cop should have kept a safe distance or just gone around me - there really was no excuse for following that close. The point I was trying to make is that you never know what the reason for someone'* haste is and, while tailgating is wrong and aggressive, brake-checking probably isn't the the right corrective action. As much as it pisses us off, we're all probably better off ignoring the fool and going on our way.
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I hate tailgators, usually I continue to drive at my normal speed and let them get annoyed and pass me. I figure they will get tired of driving behind me much more quicker than I would with them driving behind me.

Luckily, I have never dealt with and idiot following me from lane to lane to just to tailgate me. If it ever was I happen, I will just call the police on cell, a guy I once had a casual conversation with about road rage told me that'* what he did and the idiot was caught. Plus now that I have 5% tint in the rear, idiots in pickups or cars that have there bright headlights (and sometime fog lights when there is no fog) on at night no longer affect me.
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here is my story...

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yesterday i was driving through mankato on my way downtown on highway 169. it is a 2x2 lane main highway with a concrete divider. speed limit 50mph

since the concrete barrier is there, i always consider myself a little safer from cops since they cant turn around. there was nothing but civilian traffic behind me and in front of me. everyone was in the right lane. i was booking along at about 60mph in the left lane. a brand new jacked up green silverado gets on my A$$ and wants to pass. i dont want him to and i dont wanna move into the slow lane. so i speed up a tad. 70mph. he is still riding my A$$, so i brake check him. he does not back off. my exit is coming up so i have to get into the right lane, and just as i am about to, i get blinded by a spotlight.



finally occurs to me, this is probably a cop. i quickly make my lane change and take my exit. the green silverado truck passes me and he just stares. he was towing a trailer full of Dept of MN jetski'*. on the door was the the badge, http://www.drexelantiques.com/after4...ardenpatch.jpg

thats right, i almost got pulled over by a conservation officer

if he had not had the jetski'* i bet he would have followed me.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=75428
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