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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 01:43 AM
 
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I've been bullied a bit. So far, nothing that made me feel threatened, like what you and some others have reported. Mainly tailgating, and cutting in too close to the front ... things that also happen in other vehicles. Seems more common to me in the smart though.
"Smart Bullying", never heard of it. Just got my Smart and just joined the forum but makes sense. I have had a few people tailgate me already. It seems their mindset is "If I am behind this little POS, I'm going too damn slow". Thanks for the post, something to be aware of for sure.

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Never have been in 6 years while driving the smart car. I own 3 small cars too. When we first got the Honda Fit 7 years ago. Some Hummer was being a a$$ and tail gating me.

Desert Rat, they seem to be tail gating you, cause your closer to the rear window, by a arms length.
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Desert Rat, they seem to be tail gating you, cause your closer to the rear window, by a arms length.
Well, at least you didn't blame the victim, as other people have been known to do ... "if you didn't drive so slow they wouldn't tailgate", which is malarkey. If anything, I can be accused of driving too fast.

But ya can't drive faster than the car in front of you, which is usually the limiting factor in my driving speed. As for myself, I do not tailgate. If you maintain a safe following distance, some people perceive that as you are driving too slowly. It doesn't make a bit of sense, but that seems to be their thinking.

Yeah, the rear window is arm's length behind you (so?). I know tailgating when I see it. Watch the very same jerks as they ride the asss of the next vehicle they get behind. 15 feet at 50 MPH is tailgating, regardless of how near or far your rear window is.

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But with a name like NCC1701, you could just fly over the top of them... (Just kidding)
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What I get tried of, I the keep distance in front of me on the highway. Some clown, has to pull in front of you. I usally drive over the speed limit. My other two cars feel like they have some distance in the rear. Even if it only 2-6 ft.
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