I live in an area with mostly single lane backroads and VERY strict speed enforcement, however I usually do 5-10 mph over the limit. People are just on my *** alllllll the time. Today I was coming home from work and some douche in a jeep was tailgating me hard, I even sped up to 60 in a 45 and he still wouldn't
I live in an area with mostly single lane backroads and VERY strict speed enforcement, however I usually do 5-10 mph over the limit. People are just on my *** alllllll the time. Today I was coming home from work and some douche in a jeep was tailgating me hard, I even sped up to 60 in a 45 and he still wouldn't back off even an inch. I got very angry at this occurrence, even thinking about it now is making my blood boilI get so mad when people tailgate me, it happens all the time..I could be going 150 mph and the person behind me will get angry at me for not going 160how do I not get angry in these scenarios
I don't think it's POSSIBLE to not get angry, but you must control that anger. Anyone rides MY rear, I punish them by going SLOWER. If they want to start a fight, I'm ready to defend myself. I keep an ARSENAL of defensive measures handy in my car. I wont start anything, but I'll finish it if THEY start something.
My favorite is a can of pepper spray designed to repel bears. One shot of that takes the fight out of just about anyone not on drugs. If THAT doesn't do it, well all I can say is, I'm prepared.
roads are dangerous. peoples tempers can flare up quickly and they feel a sense of disconnection because they are in a steel box. because of this, an angry tailgating driver can be extremely dangerous. avoid conflict because in a car you are extremely vulnerable. it you can pull over to the side of the road and let them pass. they may break the law passing over a double yellow but that is safer than them potentially hitting you with their car because of road rage. be the bigger person and just avoid confrontation, you'll be much safer off that way.
<I even sped up to 60 in a 45 and he still wouldn't back off even an inch.>
Next time, Slow down. To like, 42. And let him eat your exhaust pipe the whole 10 miles.
Entirely in your own mind. Why are you getting in a fuss over someone else in a situation you can not control –
God grant me the strength to change what I can, the serenity to accept what I can not change, the wisdom to tell the difference.
The prayer is often called The Serenity Prayer. It has a simpler name – The Grow Up Prayer.
Just don't get angry it's literally that simple
I just slow down to, at or below the speed limit,-and make their blood boil. Keep slowing down until they back off then go back to the speed you like to drive.
Grow up? Just slow down til he gets the message.