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 Post subject: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:11 pm 
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I know the speeding issue has been done to death but I also experianced tail gating in the park a various speeds - why dont people leave a bigger gap between the cars.
There was a number of times when i slowed pulled to one side to let the car behind pass. This usually had the effect of the other car pulling along side and asking what I had seen - a few times it was a tree or bird which apparently not good enough as they then sped off.
SO said I should point out an imagainary lepord in the distance and leave them scanning the horizon.

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Hi kent I have noticed it as well and you to scared to stop coz they might drive into you!Use this next time when you stop take out your map and pretend you planning your trip!Works every time they dont even talk to you :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:21 pm 
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I've been tailgaited a few times too. I usually just go slower and slower until I come to a stop or they decide to finally pass me.


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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:21 am 
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Big5s - that 'map trick' has worked well for us on many occasions!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:36 am 
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Yeah BIG5, I always keep a map out... Or if they just won't go away, I slowly stop (them behind me), put my flicker on to show them which side I've "spotted" something, then reverse lights on... The stop, pull out the camera etc... After a while they creep up next to you and ask... you then tell them a leopard/cheetah etc, just walked into the bush... Sorry they missed it.... By then they back off, or spend ten minutes waiting for it to re-appear!!! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:32 am 
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i know its sometimes irritating to have people behind you all the time, but put yourselves in the other guys shoes. nobody wants to miss a special sighting if you're only there for a few days.

when we have a very special sighting we like to share it with other people. if those guys then act stupid and chase away your sighting or whatever then its a different scenario.


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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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i have a towbar so i know they'll come off worse :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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Hi, We have also had a problem with tail gating. In July we were in the KNP on a day visit. A tourist bus towing a trailer was tail gating us and we stopped to look at some wildebeest. The bus almost crashed into us and then when they saw what we were looking at they pulled up next to us and blocked our view so they could take pictures. :huh:

We also use the 'looking at the map trick' and another effective technique is to dig in the cooler box on the back seat. Also try driving slower and slower, eventually the speed demons get annoyed and they pass us. :tongue:

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We use the "maptrick" and the "coffe cup" trick. They work perfectly. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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And the passing gesture works for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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What a lot of selfish people you seem to be.

Please re-read your posts and be ashamed.

My dad & I have poor eyesight and often ask what people are looking at. Our combined age is nearly 150, so thanks for nothing.

When we see something we ALWAYS share it with those behind us, and if it is in the road we move to one side so that those behind have a good view also.

Sis on you! :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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Now BB. :naughty: :naughty:
Most of the comments are about the fact that people are chased by a "tailegater" :naughty:


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Dunno how you can be 'chased' at 20-25 kph? :huh:

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That's to the opinion of the one being chased. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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I always try to use my rearview mirror.
You just might miss the passing leopard :wink:
Whenever i see a vehicle coming up behind me with the driver looking rather nervous i wish he/she would pass.
And always hope they keep their distance.

But if i see a nice sighting i always share it :thumbs_up:

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