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Old 08-31-2014, 06:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Let them tailgate you. As long as they don't hit you, why worry?

I'd drop the flashlight strategy if I were you. If you were to do that at night and the car following you is an unmarked police car, you'd surely be pulled over.
Last time I allowed someone to tailgate me I got into an accident and they totaled my car. Never again.

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Old 08-31-2014, 09:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just do some aero mods and least go the speed limit, or even a few over, it's only 55. Life is too short, and this system we live in asks so much of us, that it makes us hurry around.

The ZX2 is pretty aero looking as it is
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I'm telling myself that the next time I find myself in a road with nothing ahead, doing the speed limit and still have tailgators I'll get into the first subroad or parking place and let them all by, if possible wait for a big rig or other excuse to go slow to follow it

Since making this plan I never came in that situation again, as if by magic.
Apparently you just need to have the plan

Most of the time I'm on a multilane highway and tailgaters are not very common, just the 'phoneys' that need all of their attention for talking and the occasional other fuel saving geek.
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Just keep doing what you're doing, but maybe up your speed to the actual limit.
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Just keep doing what you're doing, but maybe up your speed to the actual limit.
Yea this is the best advice. If they ride your butt at the speed limit do like 5 over, that's what I do. As long as I'm not going uphill.
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max speed is 65 on the freeway here. min is 45. i drive between those two. still legal and it's a 3 lane. i get 'gaters, speed demons, drafters. i adjust my speed that is safe to me, not them. if i feel threatened with a 'gater, i slow down. i also have a camera in the front and back because i feel like it can prove my innocence if it needs to be.
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Last time I allowed someone to tailgate me I got into an accident and they totaled my car. Never again.
You should have gotten paid 100% on the claim. I have been rear ended twice and in each case received payment for 100% of my damages from the insurance of the driver at fault. If you didn't, then you need to learn how auto liability insurance works, and how to receive full compensation for making a claim. In virtually all rear-end collisions it is obvious that the accident was caused by the driver who rear ended another vehicle.
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easier said than done. i've been rear ended, by an 18 wheeler. THEY don't want to do ANYTHING. i now have a lawsuit pending.
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You should have gotten paid 100% on the claim. I have been rear ended twice and in each case received payment for 100% of my damages from the insurance of the driver at fault. If you didn't, then you need to learn how auto liability insurance works, and how to receive full compensation for making a claim. In virtually all rear-end collisions it is obvious that the accident was caused by the driver who rear ended another vehicle.
He didn't have enough coverage to cover all my medical bills. I'm probably going to be in pain for the rest of my life. And before you say it, sueing is pointless. It's 3,000 just to file and the second I win, all he has to do is file for bankruptcy and it all goes away.
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Something has changed in the past few years. It seems now insurance companies can simply say they deny liability and refuse to cover.

In the past it use to be the insurance company did what the law said, ie who is at fault for an accident. Then after that, your rates went up or they simply refused to insure you any more.

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