What do you do when somebody follows you too close in their car?

@golfproo (1841)
Canada
June 6, 2008 6:42am CST
Hi everyone, A few times lately I have been out on the highway and have had somebody tailgating me. Honestly, they were less than a foot away from my back bumper. To make it worse, I was going 20 over the speed limit already! Do you ever have this happen to you? What do you do in this case? Sometimes I slow down and I must admit sometimes I let myself be bullied and actually speed up. What do you do? cheers,
3 responses
@lauri_90 (25)
• Ireland
6 Jun 08
I usually keep an eye in the mirrow and let them pass me if they are in a hurry. That is if I can move to the inside lane and there is no much traffic. If there is too much traffic and I can't move then I will break so they will keep their distance.....
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
Hi, I have braked as well and they often back off at that point. Of course, sometimes they get more aggressive. cheers,
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
I had one incident around 6 years ago. I was just about 10 minutes after I went for a friendly drag with some friends. I noticed a car behind me speeding up and getting about 3-4 feet behind me at 100kph on a narrow street. It was around 1 in the morning and I was starting to feel that he is up to no good. What happened next was shocking, I went into 2 villages with a couple of turns and he continued to follow me. A long road is quite far already and I can't find a place to outrun him. I stopped by a police station and he went the other way. (sigh)
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
Hi, Thanks for your response. I am not sure why people act this way with vehicles. They are not toys and it can be life threatening. cheers,
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
Mostly here if some car is near to you, that mean they want you to let them pass, and they want to drive even faster.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
True, but if there is no chance to pass why do they follow so close they are almost touching my car? Very dangerous. cheers,