What should you do if you encounter an aggressive driver

If another driver is threatening you or intentionally driving dangerously around you, remain calm and try to put as much distance between the two of you as possible. Slow down and let them pass. Do not make eye contact and do not make obscene gestures.

What is a good response to a tailgating driver?

Increase your following distance. A common response to a tailgater is to speed up to try and get away from the tailgater’s bumper. But, this usually results in the tailgater also increasing speed. Instead, slow down. No, not to piss off the tailgater, but to gain a space cushion ahead of you.

Why do cars keep tailgating me?

Typically, someone is tailgating you because they want you to drive faster. … In more severe cases, tailgating may be an expression of road rage. If you feel someone is endangering you or others on the road, call the police and ask for help.

How do you punish a tailgater?

For someone aggressively tailgating, they generally want to pass, so you can slow down and pull to the side, or change lanes if possible, so they can pass you. You don’t want to have them around you so letting them pass is your best option. Unless you did something to anger them, like cutting them off.