By tailgaterhater - 17/08/2009 04:44 - United States
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Always keep in mind you get ticketed for going too much under the speed limit. Yup, your fault.
It shouldn't be illegal being it's called a speed limit for a reason and if you could handle insurance or whatever happened you should have slammed the breaks really hard(but with a good enough reason to explain to a cop and what not). Also you should fight reckless driving in court...driving slow is easily fought as safe not reckless. Say you saw them tailgating and was tought(like i was) in drivers ed to slow down when tailgated to make them more likely to go around you and avoid them rear ending you in the chance you have to break hard.
so you got pulled over for going under the speed limit? thats kinda harsh.
it is only illegal if it is causing a disturbance. going 15 under is not illegal and fighting this should get him out of it. That cop should have pulled the girl over. She was tailgating, that is reckless. If someone had hit him, because of her tailgating, she would have hit him also. Not leaving a space between you and the driver in front of you is ALSO ILLEGAL! On top of that, she was honking her horn out of anger. Most states say that this is also illegal. Honking your horn should only be used for emergencies in most states. The cop was wrong on this one. Most of the time the slow driving law can only be applied while on the interstate.
OP stated that he went 10mph slower than the speed limit and then proceded to go 5mph even slower for each time she honked. on am average city stree of a speed limit of 35mph, this would get dangerous really quickly. if you round a corner and somebody is going 5 or 10mph, it will probably cause a crash.
LOL. I completely agree. But seriously, every consider she might have been in a hurry for a reason? and that you with all the time in the world to spite someone potentially made someone elses day that much worse? So yeah YDI, you deserved it for being a spiteful person.
Everyone needs to think about this. If the woman wouldn't pass, there was obviously only 1 lane. And if someone is riding your ass like that, you're supposed to slow down to encourage them to pass. Being 3 feet from someone's bumper isn't going to get you there any faster, so if you're not going to pass there's no point in trying to intimidate the other driver. People like that make me wish I still drove my truck around, I'd find a turn, then hit my brakes late for it, and if they hit me they got the ticket and a messed up car, happened twice and I never even had to report it to my insurance. Edit: Oops, wrong post, point still valid though.
If she was in a hurry for a decent reason, she would have passed her regardless.... A lack of planning on your part doesnt mean its my emergency. How bout this... if youe in such a hurry to be somewhere, leave 10 mins earlier, otherwise, enjoy the view from behinf the person who DID leave a few mins earlier so they dont HAVE to speed or tailgate.
heres a big tip for ya, skippy. pull over n let them pass. if they must be a douchebag, let them do it to someone else. YDI