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Old 11-09-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Serious question, how do other members get out of being harassed by wannabe racers?

So I'm driving home from work around 1:30 am Thursday when a honda s2000 flies by me. It slows down to match my speed then takes off again. Now I'm thirty years old, I have no interest in racing anyone especially not some jackass on a darkened highway in the middle of deer season. So I slow down, hoping he'll get the point and leave me alone. No such luck, he continues to egg me on swerving in front of me and driving like a retard. I get tired of this and take off, losing him in a matter of seconds. I get about a mile away from him and slow down. Thinking I lost him, I turn the radio back on and resume my commute home when the jackass comes flying up the shoulder and barely misses me. Then his passenger hangs out the window and flips me off. Then they slow down to around 20 mph. I can't pass them, the slower I go, the slower they go. I come to a stop, they stop I speed up they speed up too. It's coming to the point where the only choice I'm looking at is stopping the car, getting out and doing something bad. They are swerving back and forth across the two lane highway when all of the sudden and I swear to god this is true, they catch the end of a guard rail, rip off the nose of their car and slam into the rail. I cannot believe what I'm seeing , but not wanting any part of this I take off and go home.

My question to the Subaru community is this. There has got to be other members on this forum, (I've seen some of their cars on the members car galleries), that are constantly harassed by jack offs trying to race them. Not even taking into consideration the possibility of crashing your car, the tickets, the outrageous insurance rates, possible loss of license and even death that could result from racing another person on the street, I would love to hear the creative ways Nasioc members get themselves out of racing. I'm completely serious, I just have no idea why this honda was so intent on racing me.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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Usually they aren't that persistent and give up after you show you have no intention giving in. But sometimes (I'm not condoning) you have to put them in their place. I had to put down a ricer today because I couldn't get over and I needed to turn up ahead.

In your case, when they display dangerous driving like that, I would recommend ignoring.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:08 AM   #3
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Just FYI, it's probably better if someone is pacing you to stay at a certain speed than to slow down, because by slowing down they may think you are attempting to get into the proper gearing/rpm for a roll race. That's not always true though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #4
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Those idiots had it coming for them.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:25 AM   #5
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slow down , turn on headlights , and wait .
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:29 AM   #6
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Wow, talk about instant Karma.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:41 AM   #7
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pull over to the side of the road for one minute...
I mean you add a minute max to your commute home and you lose them. why not?
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #8
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pull over to the side of the road for one minute...
I mean you add a minute max to your commute home and you lose them. why not?
umm....he tried that. Read it again, there was "i come to a stop. they come to a stop".

I just like to get in front of the car and throw a handful of change out the window..... people stop their cars in a hurry. after that its on so you better go faster!
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:54 AM   #9
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Call the cops, dumbass. It's really that simple.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #10
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I removed 'WRX' off the hatch and most of the idiots stopped trying to race
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:34 AM   #11
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something tells me that the Honda S2000 (AKA-NOT A CHEAP CAR TO **** AROUND WITH) was stolen hence the reason for complete ass-hat behavior.
when you see someone getting this dangerous the light bulb needs to go off in your head and call the cops asap .
This at least gives you some protection for your high speed getaway that you needed to do to protect your self and possibly other innocent drivers or pedestrians.
unfortunately being from the TRI-STATE area there is and always will be a very very high amount of ass-hats !
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #12
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Call the cops, dumbass. It's really that simple.
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call the cops asap .
This.

All you needed was for a cop to see the idiot in the S2000 driving like a moron around you, or you "trying to lose them" ( ) to stop you as well and give you a ticket for street racing.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #13
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Calling and reporting someone driving dangerously carries any weight? Without proof, it's one's word against the other's...
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:41 AM   #14
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Call the cops, dumbass. It's really that simple.
He's a dumbass for trying to avoid these idiots? When crap like that happens you just gotta go the speed limit and eventually they WILL get tired of it, it may take a while but they will drive off eventually.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #15
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Ignore them, give them the bird, and report their tags to the police for street racing.

I dont have that problem, I drive a wagon!
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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Calling and reporting someone driving dangerously carries any weight? Without proof, it's one's word against the other's...
but ! it puts a report in case the op gets pulled over for the high speed getaway that needed to be done in this situation.

The officer can easily check if the call was made to 911
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #17
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This works for me on many occasions......slightly slow down, throw up 3 fingers and honk the horn 3 times. They take off and you just keep going your merry way. If they slow back down give them a thumbs up and keep driving. If you boost their ego, they will feel good and go on 99% of the time.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:50 AM   #18
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This works for me on many occasions......slightly slow down, throw up 3 fingers and honk the horn 3 times. They take off and you just keep going your merry way. If they slow back down give them a thumbs up and keep driving. If you boost their ego, they will feel good and go on 99% of the time.
+1 we all know what a wrx or sti is capable of. no need to prove it just fool them they one .
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:52 AM   #19
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I just have to say...owned. Man that S2000 got owned. If I saw it happen, I may have let out a chuckle or two.

If it were me, I'd keep going the speed limit and just not look at them at all. It's times like yours when I wish I had hellas to deafen the bastards.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:57 AM   #20
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Calling and reporting someone driving dangerously carries any weight? Without proof, it's one's word against the other's...
cops WILL respond to these calls... they aren't thinking that they will ticket for dangerous driving, they are hoping for a drug/dui bust. Lots of money to be made for the state in those cases!

Of course, don't lie to law enforcement when you call it in, but it doesn't hurt to imply that you think they are completely drunk either.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:01 AM   #21
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Of course, don't lie to law enforcement when you call it in, but it doesn't hurt to imply that you think they are completely drunk either.
It's a reasonable proposition, I mean, he is swerving all over the place!
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:15 AM   #22
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Had some Honda match/speed up, slow down to me a couple of weeks ago. Just keep the cruise control on, and minded my own business. Yes, it was annoying, but, it was also uneventful if you catch my drift. He was not as persistent as the prick you dealt with, but any change in speed lets them know you acknowledge them.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #23
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*77 on your cell in most states gets you the state police, car description, plate location... I've done it three times now... twice I had my 3 yr old in the car seat of my STI so I take it very serious when it happens to me.

Twice I have watched the jerk get pulled over and Twice I have pressed charges for criminal endangerment (or something like that)...

believe me, I'm no traffic angel, it takes a lot of idiotic driving for me to call. Normally they just give up if I slow and put my flashers on... or put the window down enough for them to see I have a child on board...
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:36 AM   #24
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blow them a kiss
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #25
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"Hi, 911 operator, there's a drunk driver who nearly ran me off the road. Here's where I am. Oh, crap, he just pointed something out the window...I can't be sure, but I think it's a gun. His plate number is #####. I'll stay behind him with my flashers on...yes, I'll stay on the line."





jack just stays on cruise control......but everyone thinks an LGT is a Camry anyways.
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