By Anonymous - 26/04/2009 21:50 - United States
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Cops like to tailgate. I almost brake-checked a cop tailgating me at 80 mph- he was so close I couldn't see his headlights. He passed me before I did anything stupid and only then did I notice it was a state trooper.
I slow down for tailgaters. Wouldn't change if it were a cop. It's one of those moments where you just pray a deer would jump in front of you so that you could slam on your breaks and the moron would crash right into you for following too close.
I fucking hate tailgaters. I'll be going 105 in a 100 zone when I'm not in a rush or anything and it's like 10pm, and I'll have this douchebag up my ass, refusing to pass me. Like wtf is this? THERE'S A LEFT LANE FOR A REASON. I don't need to risk a speeding ticket because you're too lazy to turn the steering wheel 1cm and perhaps signal. At the same time, I also hate slow left-lane drivers. When I'm late (which is often) I kinda need to go 140, so if you're going 110, BE IN THE RIGHT LANE. I'd do it for you! (see prev. paragraph)
This same thing happened to me. I'm almost 17 now but later last year i was going 70 in a 55 (rushing home to beat the curfew) and a CHP came flying up behind me and started tailgating me. it was dark and foggy and of course i had no idea it was a CHP so i sped up so the guy wouldnt hit me. That ended up with me having a ticket for 95 in a 55 still under my provisional license... FML right? Cops/CHP's should not exploit us.
Not to mention you knew you had a curfew, plan ahead for it. If you can't, be prepared to take a cab, the bus or ask a friend/parent for a ride to avoid potential problems. Also, pulling over and letting people pass is a viable option, especially going at such a low speed.