What is the safest way to deal with a driver too close behind my car?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 31, 2020 07:28 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 31, 2020 07:28 AM

If you are on a multilane road, slow down gently by letting off the throttle, not hitting the brake. They will pass you. When they pass you, expect to have them ram you. They may not, but they might.

If you are on a one-lane road without easy passing, speed up, ignore them, and slow as you get to the next safe passing location. If legal and practical, pull over at the next available time.

Get out of their way, if you can. Most tailgaters either don’t care, and just go as fast as they can, close to others, until it’s clear. Some are murderers. They tailgate as a proxy to running you over. Get out of their way, or they may hit you. If you play tricks in traffic with them (speed up/slow down) they are the type to pull a gun on you.

It’s always safer to pull over when tailgated, when possible.

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