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Old 03-25-20, 12:49 PM
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What's one to do?

I had a cyclist kick the side my car down a narrow one way street.
That was his way of telling me he wanted to get by. Was it wrong
tailgating him after he passed by?
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Old 03-25-20, 01:43 PM
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Tailgating is always risky, (and wrong) it doesn't matter if one feels they have a justifiable reason to do so.
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Old 03-25-20, 01:45 PM
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Road rage is as good as any other way to die; no matter which side you're on.
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What would a professional do?
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Old 03-25-20, 02:17 PM
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So the bicycle rider did a bad, and you decided to threaten him with your deadly weapon. Good he did not have a deadly weapon on himself as well.
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A more appropriate, and constructive, question to ask is: Did I do something that caused that cyclist to be upset, and could I have done something differently?

Sometimes, the answer is no, they're just going to be jerks, but maybe there's a good answer.
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Tailgating's a traffic crime. Aggressive tailgating can, in many jurisdictions, become a "road rage" thing and an imprisonable offense. Caution. (Had an off-duty cop do all that to me, imagining his badge in the car gave him the right to prey upon others on the road. Almost crashed into oncoming traffic in an attempt to get around me, as well. Lovely guy, that one was.)

Of course, bashing another's car isn't kosher either, particularly if any damage was done (aside from your ego ... the effrontery of it all).

I figure: recording the scene and getting details down for police, if it's needed, can provide all the "pay-back" necessary for me to feel just fine. And it keeps me safer than being branded for retaliatory violent actions upon another.

JMO
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Old 03-25-20, 02:31 PM
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Anti psychotics - who takes them? Why are you on them said the off the boat foreigner?
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Old 03-25-20, 02:33 PM
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Did you go to school for that?

WOW I got away with it says Vito.

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Tailgating's a traffic crime. JMO
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Did you go to school for that?
Nope. It'll be in your state's driver's manual on the traffic laws for your state.

The off-duty cop that aggressively tailgated me and then almost caused a crash crossing against one-way traffic to get past me and others disregarded. Most folks seem to. It's a threat, aggression, and on the books as such. Prefer not to get "schooled" by LE/courts for something so hard to justify in a court, if some\thing were to happen where my own contribution erased all "outs" for everyone in the situation. A bad way to go, all things considered.

One's mileage may vary.
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Old 03-25-20, 02:46 PM
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Would you like me to show you where the person lives.
Have you ever had it done to you when crossing?
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Old 03-25-20, 02:48 PM
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Read it backwards.

Read it backwards.

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One's mileage may vary.
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Old 03-25-20, 08:00 PM
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And you don't have a dash cam for evidence and insurance purposes because...?
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And you don't have a dash cam for evidence and insurance purposes because...?

Maybe because it doesn't record activity on the side of the car???
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I see a lock in this threads future ...
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Agreed.

OP: it would be more effective if you would just say: "I'd like an argument, please."
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Take your dashcam footage to the authorities.
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I sense a troll-bot.
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
I see a lock in this threads future ...
...and a banned user. OP already has a tall tale thread locked in General.
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Old 03-26-20, 01:21 PM
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I sense a troll-bot.

Bad bot or psychotic. Hard to know the difference sometimes.
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Time to keep an eye out and see if PureFix comes back as a sock puppet.
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Not sure what's more dangerous, coronavirus or bad drivers.

Covid-19 will eventually go away. Bad drivers don't. The death and injury rate from bad driving is just about steady at 1.25 million every year world wide. You can isolate yourself to prevent covid-19 from spreading or catching it. But bad drivers have smashed through walls and claimed their victims.

People who have caught covid-19 will either recover or die. In which they will never catch it again. Bad drivers will find a way or another excuse to drive again and justify why they should behave in the dangerous manner they do.
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