View comments by: Most Recent - first / last | Most Popular - first / last | Replies - hide / show

Do tailgaters bother you?

Maybe you travel quicker than me? Round where I live the roads have got busy, there's a lot of new houses going up, I suspect many of the inhabitants commute some distance by car. The result seems to be oblivious anxiety and frustration with anybody in their way - I even think it may be subconsciously done.

Created By on 29/05/2018

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

29th Jul 2021 22:46:43
Thanks for voting!
Many years ago my husband told me to gradually reduce speed if anyone was that close behind me until they got the message and pulled back, I find it works.
4th Oct 2021 08:55:26
Thanks for voting!
Maintain your speed... don’t be intimidated.
My dad taught me a trick many years ago... & it works.

Just switch your lights on & off. quickly... the flash of red is usually enough for them to get them to react.... or at least get the message.

They will learn.... one day.

As a side note... it’s dazzling in my rear view mirror that bugs me.
29th Jul 2021 07:54:22
Thanks for voting!
That is exactly what I do. It's really aggressive when people tailgate
29th Mar 2021 14:27:30
Thanks for voting!
If tailgaters bother me or become pests then I just stay within the legal limit and take extra time and care at junctions.
5th Jul 2020 23:56:02 (Last activity: 6th Jul 2020 08:17:22)
Thanks for voting!
They wouldn't pass their driving test!
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 6th Jul 2020 08:17:22
Hi Rogerws,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

IanD7 Original Poster
31st May 2018 14:10:37
Thanks for voting!
yes, must be worse for push bike riders.

regarding stress, a delivery driver called here y/day, since i now know him slightly i say 'how's it going' he replied he had 80 more deliveries to make.

funnily enough I don't think 'white van man' is the problem anymore,

we live in an afflent area and it is the jeremy clarkson types that are the worse.
30th May 2018 18:14:54 (Last activity: 31st May 2018 10:05:40)
Thanks for voting!
Response from IanD7 Original Poster made on 30th May 2018 20:58:57
and it's worse somehow with the current trend to drive huge monster vehicles, i'm sure they make their drivers more arrogant than ever.
Response from IanD7 Original Poster made on 31st May 2018 10:05:40
glad i'm not alone, I don't actually own a car myself although i do drive the wife's sometimes. It bothers me less in her car, you can place the mirror on night vision which helps but it is still a nuisance. At nearly 68 i'm still hooked on motorbikes myself and it will surprise you that tailgaters bother me on that, it isn't a moped either but mid range four cylinder. I think traffic has got faster (and maybe I have got slower) but any ride out now is a mix, almost equally good fun and being hounded by aggressive driving. i think perhaps stress has something to do with it, when i retired four yrs ago things were going that way at work and, of course jobs are not as secure as they were.

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!