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Are You For Tailgating Or Against It
Go around, if you hit my car and my kids or dog is in it, good luck, and may the Lord be with you. If you hit me from behind it is your fault, and I will take you to court. Maybe your in such a hurry you don't care if a 5 year old child is in the car in front of you, but guess what I do. BACK OFF, OR GO AROUND! I JUST GO SLOWER IF YOU TAILGATE!
 baconbust  21 Jan 2008 21:35
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I against it my dad swears his head off when ppl tailgate
 
 WelshyRhi  03 Jul 2009 12:24
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Slower traffic please move to the right.
 
 Specter87  25 Sep 2008 05:18
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I say tailgating is something that everyone is guilty of. Some people just do it more than others and some people do it all the time. I don't believe that no one has ever been in a situation where they were trying to get somewhere and a blue hair was in front of you, holding you up. And if it hasn't happened yet to you, it will in your life time.

I do however, think it is a dangerous act and it should be more enforced by the police. However, many times on the interstates, the police themselves tailgate. I'll also say that I drive an ambulance as well as my personal vehicles, and i too have been guilty of tailgating people that won't move for us. Yes, it was dangerous, but no i won't say it won't happen again. It is a risk to take, and it is wrong, but I won't say I haven't done it. But I will say, that if i was responsible for an accident because of it, I would own up to it.
 
 seoems369  31 Jan 2008 18:43
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Surely, tailgating is already against the law in that vehicles are supposed to maintain a safe distance between them and the vehicle in front. Even at slow speeds, the thinking and stopping distance is several car lengths and that is on a dry road, with good tyres and an alert driver.

I know this all too well as I was in a stationary car that was hit from behind by a car travelling at no more than 15 or 20 mph. (We had been in a line of slow moving traffic) Even at this speed I suffered a whiplash injury to my back. Probably, I guess, due to hearing the screech of brakes and automatically tensing up.

Tailgating can never be right. It only shows disrespect to other road users and is bad road manners.
 
 vulgaris  25 Jan 2008 16:12
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 It is illegal but unfortunately cops are worried about giving out speeding tickets, and not doing their job. I thought a "peace officers" job description also included helping keep us safe. The day I see an officer give out a ticket for tailgating will be the day I begin to respect them. I totally agree with you though, and wish the law would be enforced.
by  baconbust
 26 Jan 2008 17:29
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True! Tailgating is an annoying habit that has somehow seeped into many drivers today. Following a car closely with no safe distance between your front bumper and their back bumper is called tailgating and results into several accidents every year.

Tailgating results into raging tempers for both the drivers. When two cars are driving close enough to qualify for tailgating the driver may not get enough time to react if the car ahead comes to a stop abruptly. Hitting the car from the back the tailgater will be on the losing end. Stop tailgating for the sake of your own safety and that of others.
 
 Twilight  22 Jan 2008 12:50
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 Thanks for the comment.
by  baconbust
 24 Jan 2008 23:51
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At first I thought you meant tailgating in the parking lots of football stadiums, and I have nothing against this, and so don't believe it should be stopped. Tailgating another car, however, is a heinous act and should, indeed, be stopped. I am therefore FOR stopping tailgating.
 
 fngrbng420  22 Jan 2008 08:55
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 Lol, no I don't know much about sports. I was tailgated today, and wanted to break check them so bad, but I was like what if they don't have insurance?
by  baconbust
 24 Jan 2008 23:52
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That 2 word statement is not written as a statement that can be debated as yes or no, pro or con, for or against. Please rewrite it into such a statement. Thank you.
 
 best4write  22 Jan 2008 04:11
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 What's a two word statement? I changed it, but there was no two word statement before.
by  baconbust
 22 Jan 2008 13:58
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Yeah I agree, nothing makes me madder whilst driving!
Whats the point in tailgating? Are you going to get to your destination any quicker ? The answer is no. The problem is people feel so protected in their cars they get into bad habits and get away with them until something unexpected happens. Last year my car was hit from behind twice, people need to pay attention and stay a safe distance from the car in front!
 
 skywalker  21 Jan 2008 22:00
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 Thanks for the comment! :)
by  baconbust
 21 Jan 2008 22:05
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Yeah I agree w/ myself.
 
 baconbust  21 Jan 2008 21:36
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You asked if I am for or against tailgating. As the red letters say above the box, I'm against it. So against it, I have a license plate bracket saying "I'll bet you a new car my brakes are better than yours". If the idiot reads that, and doesn't back off, I tap my brakes. I love the panic look when they have to lock up their wheels and swerve off the road. I have no tolerance at all for cars being all up on my bumper like that.
 
 ABnormal55  01 Jan 2016 09:26
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Its dangerous to everybody in the cars. And its especially stupid when you tailgate a truck because not only your putting your ass on the line but your also putting the trucker's ass on the line.
 
 deathnote9  20 Jan 2013 13:18
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I'm definately against tailgating. It's dangerous and can lead to an accident.
 
 BillyG  09 Sep 2010 18:10
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If you tailgate a car close enough, you use less fuel as there is less air resistance
=P
 
 wush  31 Jul 2010 04:39
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I'm definitely against it. Although it does add an element of danger that spices up some dreary motorway driving
 
 damselfly  12 May 2010 16:48
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I hate it when people are tailgating me! I always feel like slamming on my brakes everytime they do that, but i was in a terrible car accident last year and don't feel like going through that again so i don't do it lol. They always seem to be mad at you when you don't speed up too. Which is kinda strange because i'm usually going 10 over anyways, and yes, i did just confess that i do speed a tad bit
 
 ckell663  25 Sep 2008 02:05
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I am against tail-gating, but I'm for hitting my brakes when someone is tail-gating me
 
 Truth  20 May 2008 13:44
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Whenever I have a tailgaiter behind me, I give him a "brake test", and if I'm driving at night, I move the rearview mirrors so that his headlights are reflected into his eyes.

(A brake test, for the uninformed, is hitting the brakes without warning to see if the guy behind is paying attention. It usually makes them back off a quarter mile, and occasionally makes the tailgaiter lose control. But don't do it if it will cause a rear-ender on your car or cause innocent bystanders or drivers to be affected.)

He's endangering my safety, so he loses any concern I would have had for his. If the choice is him crashing and dying or me getting hurt, he's going to die.
 
 K9  20 Apr 2008 19:06
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 Nice!
by  Prometheus
 31 Jul 2010 05:53
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I am completely against the tailgating. It does not possess a good manner of road to tailgate the other cars. It is a matter which is completely against the law. By going down the road, a vehicle should maintain at least one feet distance from the other car in front of it. This should be maintained strictly whether driving at a high speed or a lower speed. It is not at all acceptable that tailgating is right whatever the situation comes. It is rather said to be a very dangerous act because it may lead to a fatal accident too. This annoying habit can cause many harm to the others and it is proved that tailgating has done many losses previously. Anyone who is in the driver’s seat must follow the front car with a very safe distance between its front bumper and their back bumper.
 
 sudipa  28 Feb 2008 22:01
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 Then why are you disagreeing, you should be on the other side? lololol
by  baconbust
 02 Mar 2008 19:07
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I hate tailgaters but it does happen,
 
 pappabear  03 Feb 2008 22:14
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 Then why are you disagreeing, you should be on the other side? lololol
by  baconbust
 02 Mar 2008 19:07
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Now, I'm not saying I approve, I'm just playing what we call "Devil's Advocate". There is a slipstream effect at around 2 feet, creating better gas mileage. (suicide, say it with me)
 
 robotech  22 Jan 2008 01:09
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 Than if you don't approve why would you disagree... isn't this supposed to be a debate forum... I don't remember this being a chat room.
by  baconbust
 22 Jan 2008 01:12
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