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Old 30.04.2015, 14:55
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I have been driving for a long time- never had a ticket in my life. Not a slow drive nor am I an aggressive drive. I am a good driver.
aren't we all?

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Old 30.04.2015, 15:29
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

you have not been driving in Italy, or where I come from, Malta. I think dirving is pretty good here.
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Old 30.04.2015, 17:57
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

It's beyond doubt that Swiss drivers tailgate a bit more closely than Anglo-Saxon drivers find comfortable. This isn't because they're aggressive (they're not); they're just a bit dopey.

On the plus side, they're not really at all dangerous in any other aspects of driving, if fact they're quite careful. The inevitable shunts into your arse (I've had a couple) will be graciously handled by their insurance company. (Make sure you take lots of pictures - they love pulling tricks like: "Surely that light was already broken...").
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Old 30.04.2015, 20:26
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

My solution to this this ( bumper riding drivers) is to tap, tap, tap my breaks so they have to break hard to keep from hitting me. THEN they back off and I can change lanes, etc safely.
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Old 30.04.2015, 21:34
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My solution to this this ( bumper riding drivers) is to tap, tap, tap my breaks so they have to break hard to keep from hitting me. THEN they back off and I can change lanes, etc safely.
You really ought to learn to drive safely - what you say you do is dangerous and irresponsible.
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Old 30.04.2015, 21:38
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You really ought to learn to drive safely - what you say you do is dangerous and irresponsible.
No, riding my bumper when I'm driving more than the speed limit is dangerous & irresponsible. In this case, two wrongs make a right.
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

I would say a tap tap to activate the switch and not a significant brake gets the message across.
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Old 30.04.2015, 21:45
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I would say a tap tap to activate the switch and not a significant brake gets the message across.
I would say that it's not your job to tell other people how they should drive whilst they're actually driving.

Easing off the accelerator slowly to allow a greater gap between you and vehicle in front means that if you do need to stop suddenly, you have more time to do it (and to give warning to the driver behind) so he doesn't crash into you.

If he is bothering you so much, either pull over or pull off the road to let them pass.
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I would say that it's not your job to tell other people how they should drive whilst they're actually driving.

Easing off the accelerator slowly to allow a greater gap between you and vehicle in front means that if you do need to stop suddenly, you have more time to do it (and to give warning to the driver behind) so he doesn't crash into you.

If he is bothering you so much, either pull over or pull off the road to let them pass.
It's not yours either
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Old 30.04.2015, 22:13
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It's not yours either
I don't. This is a discussion forum. It's not the road. If I told you to jump off a cliff - would you do that?

This thread is about aggressive drivers. It appears there are a few of those on here.
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

I just jumped..

I suggested a way to highlight to the brain dead to back off.. as did you... mine was a bit more direct. If you don't like what I write fell free to put me on ignore.
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Old 30.04.2015, 22:25
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

I once went very smoothly through a roundabout, timing it to perfection, as they're supposed to keep up the flow of traffic rather than traffic lights everywhere...
I got beeped by the car on the right that was giving way to me...
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Being from the midwest has nothing to do with this and nor does it being a women. I just don't understand being aggressive in this situation for no reason at all-other than being a jerk. Just wanted to know if this is a "normal" that I need to get use to here in Switzerland.
To be honest, I find the Swiss drivers very polite. Go across the border to Germany and find out what aggressive driving REALLY is...better yet, don't !
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

this thread reminds me of the Peugeot clip from Top Gear

my general impression is that people that complain about other people's driving skills are not very good drivers themselves.
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Old 30.04.2015, 22:47
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I just jumped..

I suggested a way to highlight to the brain dead to back off.. as did you... mine was a bit more direct. If you don't like what I write fell free to put me on ignore.
Someone on here, Ace1, was telling us that a relative had been a Police driving instructor and and the general driving stuff they taught was the same as that if the advanced drivers' courses.

Do you think these experts would suggest what I had written, or what you and Wife of a Swiss had written as a sensible and safe course of action for sealing with a tail-gater?

If the latter then I would strongly suggest that you are part of the problem and not the solution (and I appreciate you may not want to hear that).

There are loads of ways of influencing the actions of other drivers which add to your own safety but do not reduce the safety of others.
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My solution to this this ( bumper riding drivers) is to tap, tap, tap my breaks so they have to break hard to keep from hitting me. THEN they back off and I can change lanes, etc safely.
When you cause an an accident doing this it's nice to know the police will hold you responsible.
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Re: Why such aggressive drivers?

Run into the back of someone and it's your fault regardless of the actions of the car in front.
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Old 01.05.2015, 08:49
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Run into the back of someone and it's your fault regardless of the actions of the car in front.
Not always true. If i slam my brakes on for no reason and you run into the back of me, then it can turn very much against you.

How do i prove you hit the brakes: In cars with traditional bulbs if the filament breaks when it's hot (i.e. alight) it looks very fat under a microscope, if it breaks when it's cold it is a thing piece of wire. This will prove forensically if the brake light was on or off at the time of the accident.

With LED bulbs, i have no idea but with the on-board computers and diagnostic systems on cars today, it won't be long before everything is recorded black box style.

There is also the question of witnesses, as of course the road will be crowded, this is an completely unknown unkown as to who will stop or come forward after an accident.

Very dangerous touching the brakes at speed, if you really want to do something, try putting the rear fog lights on, same effect but less danger.

Either are pretty mean though and can lean to unforseen consequences.
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Old 01.05.2015, 09:08
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Not always true. If i slam my brakes on for no reason and you run into the back of me, then it can turn very much against you.
Exactly this.

A biker who ran into the back of me a few years back tried to use that argument against me. He failed because the driver of the car in front who had stopped to turn left came and confirmed what happened.
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Run into the back of someone and it's your fault regardless of the actions of the car in front.
Wrong. Google "Schikanestop".

If you brake for no other reason than to annoy the driver behind you, you can be held liable for any damages caused.
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