You Better Back The Truck Up!!!

I “accidently” speed just like everyone else does.

However, there is one place that I don’t speed….Residential Areas.

If the speed limit is 25 or 35, I don’t care how fast you think I should be going, I am gonna do the speed limit.

And you riding my ass, well that is only going to piss me off, and make your commute that much more frustrating.

I used to gently pump my brakes, until I kept hearing a car insurance commercial on the radio saying that that was illegal.

Now, I wait until there is a pull off area and I slow and ease off to the side.

And as you speed pass I seamlessly and gracefully,BOOM, pull out right behind you.

This has been quite effective in freaking people out!

One of two things happens.

Either they drive like a bat out of hell trying to get away from me (not my intention, but they were going to drive fast anyway) as I continue to do the speed limit.

I don’t know, maybe they fear I am taking down their license plate number or something.

Or, taa daa, they realize they were being an ass and decide, hey, maybe I should do the speed limit in this residential area too.

That’s my pet peeve for the year.

I’ve been meaning to write about it.

If you are a tailgater.  Get a new hobby.

Or for your own sanity, just don’t follow too closely to little yellow S2000s.

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8 responses to “You Better Back The Truck Up!!!

  • Terry Schenck

    Four to six seconds following distance for speeds under 30 mph …..Six to eight sec for speeds over 30 😉

  • 6hawks

    The only thing I hate more is the driver who comes roaring around me on a double line street In a big expensive car. Always expect a vanity tag – “ENTITLED”

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Hate to say it, but it has been my experience that entitled soccer moms are the worse b/c they are also chatting it up on their cell phones.

      Kinda funny, I haven’t changed out my tags yet b/c I am not so sure I want people to know my name. hahaha Oh Shit! It’s ‘The Lisa’ again. hahaha

  • Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    I don’t always come to a complete stop at a stop sign, but when I do, it’s because the guy behind me is being a jerk! (I saw that somewhere and dang it – it’s true!)
    I don’t speed through residential areas or school zones! As I’m teaching my son to drive (who has actually been hit by a car, but no damage!) I let him know that I don’t speed because I couldn’t handle it if I hit a kid, much less killed one! And to think about that – how would he feel if that happened? I just don’t get it – it’s not worth it!

    Now, open road or our freeways? Then fugettaboutit!

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      I am with you Kate! Your whole life would change if you hit someone, or worse killed them. And I am not sure how one lives with that when they were simply running a little late for something or just impatient by nature.

      Now I have been known to get annoyed with people who don’t drive at least the speed limit. Say like 25 in a 35 zone. Even if I am not in a hurry, I am like, for the love of God, please at least go the speed limit!!!! But then I back the truck up too.

      Now, open road or freeways, I’ll race you!!! hahaha

  • Terry Schenck

    I’ve been known to stop ( clueless drivers ) and ask them for their license ……when they say : ” why “….. I reply ….because you shouldn’t be behind the wheel , you need to re-apply …haaaaaa

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