I had the unpleasant experience of reporting someone for the first time last Wednesday afternoon. I got tailgated on my way to Galway. He had dipped headlights on (could see them as he was catching up to me first) and I couldn't see them in my rear view mirror he came so close and stayed there.
I had two kids to pick up from school and herself was going into University exams. Started thinking what happens if this jokers front bumper lands in my rear seat?
I initially put on my hazards, and he backed off a little. But, as soon as I turned them off he was up my ass again. What really annoyed me, and prompted the report tbh, was that he had ample opportunity to overtake me on a long straight stretch with broken white line. There was two cars ahead of me and we were traveling 70-90kph depending on what part of the road we were on.
If I was that much of an obstacle to him why the F didn't he go then instead of remaining hanging off my back bumper?
I seriously don't care if he wants to run himself and his car into the ditch at 100k/mph as long as he doesn't involve me or anyone else.
I indicated left and slowed very gently, he had to swerve out into the other lane to get around me Then I watched as he caught up to the next car and drove an inch from their bumper so I pulled over, found the Traffic Watch number on the phone and reported the prick.
Was told they'd send in a report to the Gardai and when asked if I wanted to leave my details I did, I was that pissed about it.
If you're reading this you'll know who you are and I seriously hope the cops get on to you about it because you're going to put someone in hospital.