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Was driving my kids home from school today and this car behind kept honking and tailgating me for 7 or 8 blocks until I was near my house. I could see from the rearview mirror that the driver was shouting and gesturing and looking very annoyed. The speed limit on the street was 35 mph at one point and 25 mph at another point, and I was driving 5 miles faster than the speed limit because I didn't want him to follow me too close and get into an accident. I stopped twice to let him pass but he stayed behind me, so I drove past my house and finally he passed me and gave me the finger. On the back of his car was a big sticker that read "NOTW" so I assume he is a very devout Christian. He didn't look like a thug or a gangbanger.

Has these situations ever happened to you? What would you do in these situations? I thought about following him to his home to ask him the reason for his hostility but decided not to risk the safety of my kids.

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If you fire a short burst through the wind screen it usually slows them down.
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Completely ignore that car.


bensonc120 wrote:

On the back of his car was a big sticker that read "NOTW" so I assume he is a very devout Christian.


LOL I wouldn't assume... Never even heard of that acronym until now
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Pull out the cell phone, call the police and give the plate # and description of the driver and ask for directions to the nearest patrol station. Best to not stop or do anything to provoke. And DO NOT get out of your car, that is a great way to get shot.

Several years ago there was a case of two women raging at each other on the highway. The woman who started it pulled off at an exit, and the second woman followed her and got out of the car at the stoplight to ask what the woman's problem was. When the second woman got up to the car, the first woman shot her to death. As I recall she plead self-defense, and walked away with a greatly reduced charge even though she was the instigator of the incident.
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Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do
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The important thing is no one got hurt but it just feels so unsatisfying. I hate it when bullies get their way and the rest of us just have to take the high road and deal with the frustration by ourselves. But I guess I should be glad to be alive and able to bitch about this incident online instead of being dead. Yeah, ignoring is the right call. Giving the police the information is a good idea as well. I just wonder what they can actually do- it's basically a he said/she said incident anyway so the police would not really know who is telling the truth and probably can't really do anything about it. It's just insurance that if the crazy driver kills me then at least the police will have his licence plate to track him down lol...
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AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


I would hate to meet a guy like you on the road.
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I had a guy with road rage follow me home over two miles to my gated community when I was in college. I called the cops and they pulled him over when he was still tailing me and being a dick.
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AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


Probably a heck of a lot safer to do that in the UK than in the USA.

I learned my lesson about flipping people off in traffic when I was in high school. I was driving to school with a friend, and this dude was driving like an asshole and eventually ended up behind me, tailgating like crazy. So I thought I would be a bad-ass and flip him off and give him a little brake check.

The dude gets up beside me, and while I am armed only with my middle finger; this dude whips out a gun. I have no idea what was going through my mind, but the autopilot setting in my brain slammed on the brakes and whipped across traffic to turn off on a side street.

We got to school and told the police officer assigned to our parking lot about what happened. We spent hours in the office getting told what a moron I was for escalating the situation the way I did, and how lucky I was that we didn't get shot.

And that was almost 25 years ago. It is much worse out there nowadays.
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AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


I would hate to meet a guy like you on the road.


Because when someone is raging behind you when you're following the laws of the road? If you met me on the road in that state you're the one most likely being a dick and tailgating.

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AndersonBLUE wrote:


Biggle wrote:


AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


I would hate to meet a guy like you on the road.


Because when someone is raging behind you when you're following the laws of the road? If you met me on the road in that state you're the one most likely being a dick and tailgating.



Never said anything about Tailgating, quite shameless if you assume I do-

All I ever directed my attention toward was that comment of you flicking people off on the road.
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AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


Probably a heck of a lot safer to do that in the UK than in the USA.

I learned my lesson about flipping people off in traffic when I was in high school. I was driving to school with a friend, and this dude was driving like an asshole and eventually ended up behind me, tailgating like crazy. So I thought I would be a bad-ass and flip him off and give him a little brake check.

The dude gets up beside me, and while I am armed only with my middle finger; this dude whips out a gun. I have no idea what was going through my mind, but the autopilot setting in my brain slammed on the brakes and whipped across traffic to turn off on a side street.

We got to school and told the police officer assigned to our parking lot about what happened. We spent hours in the office getting told what a moron I was for escalating the situation the way I did, and how lucky I was that we didn't get shot.

And that was almost 25 years ago. It is much worse out there nowadays.


Yeah you're right it would be a little worrying doing that in the US. We have a lot of physical violence due to road rage in the UK, and it can escalate very quickly (in slower moving traffic). I wouldn't like the thought of being in the same situation over there. Especially if like the OP family was involved.

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Biggle wrote:


AndersonBLUE wrote:


Biggle wrote:


AndersonBLUE wrote:

Give him the finger, turn the radio up a little and carry on.

It's what I do


I would hate to meet a guy like you on the road.


Because when someone is raging behind you when you're following the laws of the road? If you met me on the road in that state you're the one most likely being a dick and tailgating.



Never said anything about Tailgating, quite shameless if you assume I do-

All I ever directed my attention toward was that comment of you flicking people off on the road.


Sorry if I caused offense. It's just it seemed like you assumed I went about the road flicking people off all the time. But OP asked what I do in those situations where you are doing nothing wrong and someone comes up behind being a douche. Depending what car I'm driving at the time I sometimes rocket off very quickly so they cant catch up then slow down again to regular the speed limit. Just to prove a point really; that going 100mph on an 'A' road won't get you there much quicker because you always catch up with traffic again.

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Work and Money goes to people's head, safety would seem nonsense in Big Cities.
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Never happened to me but I would just keep break checking him LOL
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