Is there some sort of special reason why some Tennesse drivers just love to tailgate people? Seriously, it drives me nuts, not only because it is a probability of an accident but also, I am used to treat that behavior as a prelude to an attack and I get a wee bit nervous when I have to go to DEFCON 2.

Seriously, y’all need to back off.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

10 thoughts on “I have a particular beef with Tennessee drivers”
  1. Its a pandemic of stupidity. Its the same here. I have a theory about this- piss poor “drivers ed” and when they are 10 feet behind you thats how far ahead they are looking.. up here its the same in January as July. People get in a vehicle and leave thier brain home on the counter.

  2. Don’t know about Tennessee, but here in Texas it’s a polite way to say “Speed the F up already” without having to honk the horn. I drive the same route to work everyday for the past 2 decades. Average speed is roughly 10 over the posted limit. And inevitably there is some nancy out there driving 5 under blocking the lane and causing problems. Then people pull risky merges to the other lane, people swerve, horns are honked, and fingers are flashed. Seriously, drive with the flow of traffic.

    But that’s just here. Don’t know about there.

    1. flashing the lights is the universal code for “Please move.” This butthole was just being a butthole not knowing that he was riding too close to somebody who was not in the mood and has had bed experiences in the past.
      There by the Grace of God he went

  3. After the last post, I see what you did here. Using beef in the title. I will not engage in this toxic masculine anti vegan colonialist speech.

  4. Wait until they get within 10 feet or so – then reach down and suddenly turn on your lights – this will light up your tail lights like you just slammed on your brakes – causing them to hit their brakes hard in order not to rear-end you

    1. My first car was a Mercury Lynx with a stick shift. Moving the shifter horizontally to under the “reverse” slot would turn on the reverse lights, without actually engaging the gear.

      Flashing the reverse lights at tailgaters tended to work wonderfully to get them to back off … if the person was tailgating through inattention rather than deliberately.

  5. I see this as a symptom of distracted driving, as much as local practice. The back of the vehicle ahead is within peripheral vision of the tailgater while (playing with the phone / messing with the radio / trying to do something with the kids in the back seat / putting in contact lenses / etc). So long as it looks like it’s in the same visual spot, everything’s okay as per the tailgater.

  6. More than once while living in Phoenix, I’ve had tailgaters on my a$$ while driving the speed limit (or a bit more) in the right lane (six lane interstate). The center and left lane were open to pass me without problems, but these a-holes continued to tailgate me until I got off at my exit.

    1. If I’m in the far right lane and plenty of room for the tailgater to pass in the left lanes, I tend to slow down slowly (not “brake check”) to encourage them to pass me. The only downside (in the old days before cell phones) was the guy (almost always a male) decides to go into road rage and whips in front and brake checks me. Cell phones and 9-1-1 are your friend at times like this. Road macho against unknown persons/unknown weapons just doesn’t do it for me.

  7. Most of the tailgating I see in the Coffee County area is by women. They don’t understand inertia, I guess. It is a wonder there aren’t more wrecks caused by these morons.

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