March 29th, 2015
I learned the hard way not to speed up.
Once at night I had a tailgater on a two lane road (no easy way to pass), and, being a nice guy, I sped up to accommodate him.
A mile later, the tailgater turned on his blue lights, pulled me over, and gave me a ticket for speeding. Asshole.
1) I get as far to the right as possible (left in countries that drive on the left).
I hope that’ll let them pass. Sometimes it doesn’t.
2) So then I slow down. Gradually (no “brake checking”).
And keep on slowing down. Until they pass me.
Occasionally I’ll have to slow down a lot before they’ll pass me – it’s amazing. Sometimes I end up going 15 miles/hour on a limited access highway! (interstate/freeway/autobahn/etc.)
[I wonder if these people just think it’s normal to drive 16 inches behind the car in front of them – once they finally pass, they look…confused.]
One time, on a small road, I had to come to a complete stop before the guy would pass me!
Guess what – he turned out to be a cop. Once I stopped he, very slowly, went around me and drove away.