Continuing the discussion from Police want Waze to remove cop-spotting feature:
(Not city street tail-gating, but tail-gating on the highways.)
I can’t say I’ve ever been induced to increase my speed because of a tail-gater. Around here, 80 km/hour is a typical speed limit, and I usually drive 95-100 km/hour.
At the earliest convenience, I will pull onto a shoulder, let them pass and resume. But if that’s not an option, I usually put on my four-ways, take my foot off the gas, and let the car coast until the driver behind me “gets it”.
A couple friends actually brake suddenly. I suspect most tail-gaters aren’t necessarily aggressive drivers, just stupid and lacking in foresight.
I don’t hold a grudge against those doing only the speed limit, but doing 10 km/hr less (and sometimes worse) than the speed limit? Well, at least I don’t deal with it by tail gating. I’ve often thought about submitting an FOI request to ask how many drivers are ticketed for driving too slow, and not signalling turns.