How to Avoid Tailgating People with Your Car in Bismarck
Some ideas to help you not to tailgate people with your car in Bismarck.
In a town with virtually no traffic, there shouldn't be a reason for you tailgate someone. Then again, it's hard not to when the person in front of you is going 20 mph in a 45 and is in the fast lane.
That of course happened to me this morning for my ENTIRE COMMUTE! As therapy for that experience, I figured I'd give a couple of ideas that might help pass the guy/girl and avoid tailgating him/her in the future.
- Turn on the left signal: A polite way to tell him/her that you need to pass. If the slow driver is half alert they would see the signal in their rear view and move.
- Flash the high beams: A little more aggressive approach. If they are half aware they would see it in their rearview mirror and take the hint.
- Honk the horn: Now you're officially belligerent to them. The best way to handle them now is damage control because they can do a number of things to you: flip the bird, sporadically hit the breaks, yell at you, or hopefully get out of the way.
If all else fails and they still do not get the hint, a good way to get their attention is by buying a bag of plum tomatoes at the grocery store and pelting the car every 5 minutes or so (just kidding).
No one likes a tailgater and no one likes to be tailgated, so please be mindful of other people on the road.