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    Anti-tailgating bumper sticker

    After 140k miles of driving, I have finally broken down and bought this:

    https://www.bumperart.com/ProductDet...productID=2799

    Anyone know if they work? I like the forceful message it sends.

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    I don't know anything about you, but to me it says "Jerk on Board"
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    If the law of the land, and the potential fines doesn't work, why would a bumper sticker?

    I would at least get the one with Yosemite Sam so it would be funny...
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    I prefer the one that says I brake for tailgaters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    If the law of the land, and the potential fines doesn't work, why would a bumper sticker?

    I would at least get the one with Yosemite Sam so it would be funny...
    Nobody tailgates when I am cycling. So people must do it thinking it will make me speed up. This sticker should get the message across I will not speed up so they should overtake me .

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    It'll probably make people drive closer to you to read the sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    It'll probably make people drive closer to you to read the sticker.
    I solved that problem by ordering their largest size sticker.

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    If someone is tailgating me, I'll just take my foot off the accelerator. They're in such a hurry, they might like going 40 in a 55...
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    just weld a 20ft pole to your car and aim it out the trunk.
    don't forget to tie a red cloth to the tip.

    if they rear end you, their heads get poked out.
    like in that movie, final destination 2.
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    I find a gentle double flash of the brake lights works a majority of the time. If it doesn't after the second try, I gradually slow down by about 10 mph and speed back up so they'll get the message.

    If they still don't get the message, then they've forfeited their right to not have me mess with their head, and I most definitely will do so at that point.

    But you have to be willing to pay really close attention if you're going to screw with someone. There's some downright dangerous *holes out there. As much fun as it would be to ruin their day being social deviants, you gotta know when to get out of the way before they hurt someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
    If someone is tailgating me, I'll just take my foot off the accelerator. They're in such a hurry, they might like going 40 in a 55...
    Interesting, do you do it all the time? Ever had any dangerous reaction ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    I find a gentle double flash of the brake lights works a majority of the time. If it doesn't after the second try, I gradually slow down by about 10 mph and speed back up so they'll get the message.

    If they still don't get the message, then they've forfeited their right to not have me mess with their head, and I most definitely will do so at that point.

    But you have to be willing to pay really close attention if you're going to screw with someone. There's some downright dangerous *holes out there. As much fun as it would be to ruin their day being social deviants, you gotta know when to get out of the way before they hurt someone.
    This approach sounds a little provocative in my opinion. The bumper sticker send the message loud and clear. If someone still wants to ignore that, then messing with them will just 'escalate' the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    I prefer the one that says I brake for tailgaters
    Same for me.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Yeah, I'll admit it's provocative. I honestly don't recommend it. But at the same time, it bothers me to let someone go about their merry life being rude to and even recklessly endangering others. I take it far enough to make sure they know why it's happening, and then give a smile and a wave when I finally decide to let them pass.

    Some of these folks puzzle me. Yesterday I was out in the mountains. A lady in a BMW came up behind me in a passing zone and for unknown reasons didn't take the opportunity. But as soon as it reverted to one lane each way, she pulled up tight on my back even though I was going 5 over. She figured it out after the slow down and speed back up message.

    It was apparently a good day for ******. I also got honked at and flipped off on a freeway exit ramp, apparently for only going 40 mph down the ramp. Mind you, the freeway traffic was stop and go.
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    You need a bumper sticker that reads "IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU'RE TOO CLOSE"

    Of course, it would take up your whole bumper.

    Why do tailgaters bother you? Have you ever been rear-ended? If they hit you it's their fault. I just ignore 'em and get on with driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    You need a bumper sticker that reads "IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU'RE TOO CLOSE"

    Of course, it would take up your whole bumper.

    Why do tailgaters bother you? Have you ever been rear-ended? If they hit you it's their fault. I just ignore 'em and get on with driving.
    being the victim of a hit and run is no fun either.
    you should also pay attention to what's behind you.
    last thing you want is to be rear ended by an 18 wheeler.
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    I prefer the one I saw back in college:

    "Keep tailgating and I'll flick a booger on your windshield"
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    Meh. I drive exactly the speed limit. If you speed up, they're in control. And if I'm one thing, I'm one hell of a control freak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duke_of_hazard View Post
    After 140k miles of driving, I have finally broken down and bought this:

    https://www.bumperart.com/ProductDet...productID=2799

    Anyone know if they work? I like the forceful message it sends.
    Well if you actually drove fast enough you would not need the bumper sticker. Slow drivers suck.

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    I used to prefer this.



    Somebody tailgating me, I'd start to get pretty brake happy around squirrels or any other rodent I saw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    Yeah, I'll admit it's provocative. I honestly don't recommend it. But at the same time, it bothers me to let someone go about their merry life being rude to and even recklessly endangering others. I take it far enough to make sure they know why it's happening, and then give a smile and a wave when I finally decide to let them pass.

    Some of these folks puzzle me. Yesterday I was out in the mountains. A lady in a BMW came up behind me in a passing zone and for unknown reasons didn't take the opportunity. But as soon as it reverted to one lane each way, she pulled up tight on my back even though I was going 5 over. She figured it out after the slow down and speed back up message.

    It was apparently a good day for ******. I also got honked at and flipped off on a freeway exit ramp, apparently for only going 40 mph down the ramp. Mind you, the freeway traffic was stop and go.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Replace the "BA" with a "FU" and use it like a flash card
    for maximum provocativeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I don't know anything about you, but to me it says "Jerk on Board"

    Kind of got the same impression. I' rather see it light on at the press of a button. And maybe shoot a couple of rockets. That should get the attention of any offending tailgater.
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    I've never had anyone tailgate me..... i must be the one tailgating..... Or maybe it's that I don't drive in the passing lane.
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