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Should you speed up to avoid tailgaters?
If the road is clear in front of you, should you speed up to make the tailgater happy? It all depends on your situation. If you’re doing the speed limit, then don’t speed up. No matter how impatient the driver behind you is, the solution is not to break the law and go faster than posted speed limits.
What is the correct driving technique for dealing with tailgaters?
Keep your speed constant and simply let them pass in the safest way possible. Tailgaters just want to drive faster than you. So you may need to briefly pull over to allow the other vehicle to pass. By the way, you’re in the wrong lane if you’re getting passed on the right!
Why do I keep getting tailgated?
Typically, someone is tailgating you because they want you to drive faster. In more severe cases, tailgating may be an expression of road rage. If you feel someone is endangering you or others on the road, call the police and ask for help.
How do you deal with road rage drivers?
How to Handle Road Rage
- Do not react to insults, gestures, or other rude behavior.
- Do not respond in any way, either verbally or behaviorally, other than to back off and give the aggressive driver room to “leave.”
- Stay away from drivers who are speeding or exhibiting another form of anxiety.
What to do if someone is driving too close?
Don’t Get Tackled: How to Deal With Tailgaters Safely
- Keep your distance. The best way to deal with a tailgater is to stay away from them in the first place.
- Stay calm.
- Get out of the way.
- Maintain a consistent speed.
- Don’t overuse your brakes.
- Don’t become a tailgater yourself.
- Don’t try to police the roadway.
What should you do if you are being tailgated by an aggressive driver?
If you are being tailgated, leave more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Signal Lights–Always use your signals when changing lanes, and avoid changing lanes too close to the other vehicles. After you have changed lanes, turn your signal off.
What can a driver do to try to avoid being tailgated on a highway?
You can also pull to the side of the road to allow the tailgater to pass you. A driver can avoid being tailgated on a highway by driving defensively and responding appropriately when tailgating occurs.
How do you deal with aggressive drivers behind you?
Dealing with aggressive drivers
- Protect yourself. If you are dealing with an aggressive driver, make sure your doors are locked.
- Don’t take it personally. Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver isn’t.
- Reduce your own stress.
- Report aggressive drivers.
- Be a courteous driver.
- Talk to others.
How do you ignore aggressive drivers?
How to Avoid Road Rage
- Practice polite driving habits: Avoid tailgating, cutting off other vehicles, speeding, weaving, leaving high beam headlights on, and erratic braking.
- Slow down: Simply let aggressive drivers go around you and typically, they will quickly be on their way.
How do you stop aggressive driving?
Ways to avoid becoming an aggressive driver include:
- Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Do not “cut off” other drivers.
- Do not drive slowly in the left (fast) lane.
- Do not tailgate.
- Do not gesture to other drivers.
- Use your horn for emergencies only.
- Let aggressive drivers pass you.