Don't you just hate it when this happens? You're driving along, obeying the speed limit and some dickhead in a massive thundering great BMW sits right up your back end? This is dangerous and, if you have to stop quickly, the car behind will slam into the back of your car. The name of this technique is called "tailgating". People have done this to me many times while I'm driving to college or football practice or whatever. Today I was driving to college and was tailgated three times and once more on the way home. Have a guess what these drivers want. They want you to go faster or move over into another lane.
These morons are the same kind that exceed the speed limit. If you are being tailgated, you need to slow down to reduce the risk of being hit if you have to stop quickly. When it is safe to do so, move into another lane. The tailgater might try to get into that lane before you. If they do, there is no need to panic as the threat is averted.
Exceeding the speed limit is illegal and will get you three points on your licence if you live in the UK, like me. It is also highly dangerous, as by driving faster, you will have to spot your hazards earlier as you will have a longer stopping distance and less time to react and then...
BAM!!!! You've crashed.
To show these speed limit exceeding arseholes what they are in for, I created this video on YouTube using a soft body physics program on my computer called Rigs Of Rods. Here's the video:
And, if you wish to download Rigs Of Rods for yourself, here's a link to it:
Click on the round download icon with "Download now!" under it as this is the actual software. The other links are ads for other unrelated downloads, like 7-Zip and iLivid Download Manager.