Driving automobiles

Stopping Tailgators

I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
history.

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20 Responses to “Stopping Tailgators”

  1. admin says:

    On Aug 23, 2:56 am, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    Man, I haven’t played "Interstate ’76" in a long time, that was a
    great game for it’s time.  I didn’t find the nail dropper very
    effective in stopping the villians tailing my car, but the naphlam
    dropper was extremely good.  It took me a good number of tries to
    realize you had to get the dang .50 calibre roof-mounted gun in the
    first scenerio, otherwise you’d never win the following scenerios.
    Alas, never did get the Nitro-pack expansion (Interstate ’81 I believe
    it was called).

  2. admin says:

    roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.

    What do alligator tails have to do with driving?

  3. admin says:

    roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    Believe me – that is NOT a new idea. The problem  though is that there
    is evidence, namely the box under the bumper. So i’d be careful. You
    might want to consider just keeping a small cup of nails next to you on
    the driver’s seat. Get a good grip on the cup and let the nails fly and
    no one can prove anything. Don’t let the cup go since your  prints are
    on it.

  4. admin says:

    In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

  5. admin says:

    If you want to do something that really works, mount
    a camera, and get his license # . Call the police or
    highway patrol, and file a complaint against him.
    They will call him in, and you show up at the police
    station with camera in hand and press charges.
    Get a good camera(s) with sound and date on the
    recording, and get the road ragers the same way.
    You may not win any kind of court case ,
    but the cops just love to get these creeps down
    to the station and put it in their faces .. esp
    with camera evidence and a live witness. This
    works really well with your local bullies who
    are habituals, and you keep running into them
    on the road. I got a teenager doing that, and the
    cops took the film to "daddy". End of problem.
    Also, you don’t need a gun permit to carry a
    camera … and a camera carries with it, the
    entire police force.
    Want to become a millionaire?  Invent a lapel
    camera that your child can wear to school
    and record bullies ( both teachers and students ).
    Post it on YouTube.

    johns

  6. admin says:

    "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVET…@yahoo.com> wrote in message

    news:qaGdnc4EkZ-GL1DbnZ2dnUVZ_uDinZ2d@comcast.com…

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    > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>,
    roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    > > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > > history.

    > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    Yeah, pretty dopey.  Unless you go back after and sweep them off the road.
    (Yeah, right.)

    One of my methods is to make like I’m trying to grab something from
    underneath the passenger seat, so I disappear from their view.  Then slowly
    drift onto the shoulder and correct it suddenly and jolt back up.  This
    usually works, as nobody wants to tailgate someone that looks like they’re
    headed for a crash.  Obviously , this shouldn’t be done in a busy area.
    Sometimes they’ll stay back then sneak back up eventually.  Rinse and
    repeat.

    John B.

  7. admin says:

     John B.:

    > "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVET…@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:qaGdnc4EkZ-GL1DbnZ2dnUVZ_uDinZ2d@comcast.com…
    > > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>,
    > roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    << snip nonsense >>

    > > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    > > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    > > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    > Yeah, pretty dopey.  Unless you go back after and sweep them off the road.
    > (Yeah, right.)

    I rather doubt that the OP has either the nerve or the class to do that.

    > One of my methods is to make like I’m trying to grab something from
    > underneath the passenger seat, so I disappear from their view.  Then slowly
    > drift onto the shoulder and correct it suddenly and jolt back up.  This
    > usually works, as nobody wants to tailgate someone that looks like they’re
    > headed for a crash.  Obviously , this shouldn’t be done in a busy area.
    > Sometimes they’ll stay back then sneak back up eventually.  Rinse and
    > repeat.

    An interesting tactic.


    D epartment of
    H ysterical
    S creaming

  8. admin says:

     Brent P:

    > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    People like the OP (who are the epitome of MFFY) couldn’t care less
    about that, though I share the sentiment.

    Truly poetic justice would be if he were to also lose control of his car
    and head straight into a telephone pole after running over one of his
    own nails.


    C onsortium of
    I mbeciles &
    A ssholes

  9. admin says:

    necromancer <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote in
    news:MPG.2137bd12753588ca98a5a4@newsgroups.bellsouth.net:

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    >  John B.:

    >> "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVET…@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:qaGdnc4EkZ-GL1DbnZ2dnUVZ_uDinZ2d@comcast.com…
    >> > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>,
    >> roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    ><< snip nonsense >>

    >> > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later
    >> > and have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares
    >> > much for the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others
    >> > get flats too.

    >> Yeah, pretty dopey.  Unless you go back after and sweep them off the
    >> road. (Yeah, right.)

    > I rather doubt that the OP has either the nerve or the class to do
    > that.

    >> One of my methods is to make like I’m trying to grab something from
    >> underneath the passenger seat, so I disappear from their view.  Then
    >> slowly drift onto the shoulder and correct it suddenly and jolt back
    >> up.  This usually works, as nobody wants to tailgate someone that
    >> looks like they’re headed for a crash.  Obviously , this shouldn’t be
    >> done in a busy area. Sometimes they’ll stay back then sneak back up
    >> eventually.  Rinse and repeat.

    > An interesting tactic.

    Might get you reported as a impaired driver.And end up a big hassle for
    you.


    Jim Yanik
    jyanik
    at
    kua.net

  10. admin says:

    On Aug 23, 1:56 am, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    Naah, too much risk of collateral damage (the drivers other than the
    tailgater).  Trunk-mounted firearms, placed to aim at a radiator, and
    remotely controlled from the driver’s seat, would be more effective
    and take only one driver out.  That is, if the price of such weaponry
    doesn’t destroy your budget in the process.  Just be sure that the
    tailgating driver isn’t wearing LEO apparel.

  11. admin says:

    On Aug 23, 11:02 am, Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS

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    <xeton2…@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    > > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > > history.

    > Believe me – that is NOT a new idea. The problem  though is that there
    > is evidence, namely the box under the bumper. So i’d be careful. You
    > might want to consider just keeping a small cup of nails next to you on
    > the driver’s seat. Get a good grip on the cup and let the nails fly and
    > no one can prove anything. Don’t let the cup go since your  prints are
    > on it.

    Dang, you came up with something seemingly more effective than
    marbles!  Sounds like progress.

  12. admin says:

    Don’t drive in the swamp?

  13. admin says:

    On Aug 22, 11:56 pm, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    Check his history. He ain’t serious  -just a nut

  14. admin says:

    "Kris Baker" <kris.ba…@prodigyyy.net> wrote in message

    news:Wqqzi.3382$JD.3268@newssvr21.news.prodigy.net…

    > Don’t drive in the swamp?

    hahahaha!!

  15. admin says:

    Studemania <midl…@earthlink.net> wrote in
    news:1187938090.392257.250170@i38g2000prf.googlegroups.com:

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    > On Aug 22, 11:56 pm, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    >> I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    >> under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    >> roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    >> vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    >> the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    >> and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    >> car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    >> the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    >> I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    >> takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    >> history.

    > Check his history. He ain’t serious  -just a nut

    just reading that post proves it.


    Jim Yanik
    jyanik
    at
    kua.net

  16. admin says:

    On Aug 23, 2:56 am, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    > I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    > under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    > roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    > vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    > the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    > and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    > car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    > the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    > I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    > takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    > history.

    I’ll give you a 3 out of 10 on the troller’s scale, only because you
    had so many bites, including from our local nutjob who thinks it’s a
    great idea.

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    Brent P wrote:
    > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    >> I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    >> under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    >> roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    >> vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    >> the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    >> and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    >> car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    >> the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    >> I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    >> takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    >> history.

    > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    Tough shit.  The important thing is stopping the deadly tailgater but i
    guess criminal coddlers like you can’t understand that.

  18. admin says:

    Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS wrote:

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    >Brent P wrote:
    >> In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>, roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:
    >>> I finally found a way to stop tailgators.  I attached a metal box
    >>> under my rear bumper and filled it with about 2 pounds of one inch
    >>> roofing nails.  I have a cable that goes to my dashboard. It was a
    >>> vent cable that I modified.   When a tailgator climbs on my ass, I tap
    >>> the brakes a few times.  If they dont back off, I just pull that cable
    >>> and the nails fall on the road and flatten the tires on the tailgators
    >>> car.  The way I designed the box, the nails fall out and spread across
    >>> the whole lane, that way I can flatten several tires at once.  So far
    >>> I’ve gotten rid of every tailgator when I pulled the cable.  It often
    >>> takes a minute for their tires to go flat.  After that, they are
    >>> history.

    >> I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    >> have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    >> the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    >Tough shit.  The important thing is stopping the deadly tailgater but i
    >guess criminal coddlers like you can’t understand that.

    Best thing to do is to learn how to drive, but in the absence of that,
    we’ll let the retards believe there is safety in driving some magic
    number posted on a sign.

    Then we laugh at their dumb asses as they are permanently taught that
    safe and legal aren’t synonyms. =))

    We’re all here
    because we’re not all there.

  19. admin says:

    On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:50:26 -0400, necromancer

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    <55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:
    > John B.:

    >> "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVET…@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:qaGdnc4EkZ-GL1DbnZ2dnUVZ_uDinZ2d@comcast.com…
    >> > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>,
    >> roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    ><< snip nonsense >>

    >> > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    >> > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    >> > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    >> Yeah, pretty dopey.  Unless you go back after and sweep them off the road.
    >> (Yeah, right.)

    >I rather doubt that the OP has either the nerve or the class to do that.

    >> One of my methods is to make like I’m trying to grab something from
    >> underneath the passenger seat, so I disappear from their view.  Then slowly
    >> drift onto the shoulder and correct it suddenly and jolt back up.  This
    >> usually works, as nobody wants to tailgate someone that looks like they’re
    >> headed for a crash.  Obviously , this shouldn’t be done in a busy area.
    >> Sometimes they’ll stay back then sneak back up eventually.  Rinse and
    >> repeat.

    >An interesting tactic.

    My old pickup had a rusted out bumper so I welded a piece of heavy
    I-Beam on the rear to replace the bumper.  Then I welded 3 of these
    pointed spikes that farmers put on their tractors to carry hay bales.
    They stick out about 2 feet.  Since I live in farm country, they are
    common so no one bothers me about having them.  They just figure I
    haul bales on my truck.  Then I put a hidden switch under the dash
    that shuts off the brake lights.  When some fuckhead rides my ass, I
    shut off the brake lights and lock up the brakes.  I’m just waiting
    for the moron that slams into my rear, those spikes will destroy their
    grill, headlights. radiator, fan, belts, pumps, fuel lines, A/C, and
    whatever else gets torn apart.  After their car is destroyed, they
    will get ticketed since in my state any collision into the rear of
    another vehicle automatically makes the guy that hits from the rear
    guilty.

    So far I had one ahole almost hit me, but he swerved, went off the
    road and hit a tree instead. His car was destroyed and he ended up in
    the hospital in critical condition.  It was all over the news.  I
    laughed my ass off watching the news.

  20. admin says:

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    buck&…@hunter.com wrote:
    >On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:50:26 -0400, necromancer
    ><55_sux@worldofnecromancer_nospam_noway.org> wrote:

    >> John B.:

    >>> "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVET…@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:qaGdnc4EkZ-GL1DbnZ2dnUVZ_uDinZ2d@comcast.com…
    >>> > In article <aebqc31bfaeifgaulk3r0eja12esels…@4ax.com>,
    >>> roadrager…@rapidfire.com wrote:

    >><< snip nonsense >>

    >>> > I hope you have to drive the same road some minutes or hours later and
    >>> > have your tires flattened by your own nails. While nobody cares much for
    >>> > the tailgater, the poor sap behind him as well as others get flats too.

    >>> Yeah, pretty dopey.  Unless you go back after and sweep them off the road.
    >>> (Yeah, right.)

    >>I rather doubt that the OP has either the nerve or the class to do that.

    >>> One of my methods is to make like I’m trying to grab something from
    >>> underneath the passenger seat, so I disappear from their view.  Then slowly
    >>> drift onto the shoulder and correct it suddenly and jolt back up.  This
    >>> usually works, as nobody wants to tailgate someone that looks like they’re
    >>> headed for a crash.  Obviously , this shouldn’t be done in a busy area.
    >>> Sometimes they’ll stay back then sneak back up eventually.  Rinse and
    >>> repeat.

    >>An interesting tactic.

    >My old pickup had a rusted out bumper so I welded a piece of heavy
    >I-Beam on the rear to replace the bumper.  Then I welded 3 of these
    >pointed spikes that farmers put on their tractors to carry hay bales.
    >They stick out about 2 feet.  Since I live in farm country, they are
    >common so no one bothers me about having them.  They just figure I
    >haul bales on my truck.  Then I put a hidden switch under the dash
    >that shuts off the brake lights.  When some fuckhead rides my ass, I
    >shut off the brake lights and lock up the brakes.  I’m just waiting
    >for the moron that slams into my rear, those spikes will destroy their
    >grill, headlights. radiator, fan, belts, pumps, fuel lines, A/C, and
    >whatever else gets torn apart.  After their car is destroyed, they
    >will get ticketed since in my state any collision into the rear of
    >another vehicle automatically makes the guy that hits from the rear
    >guilty.

    >So far I had one ahole almost hit me, but he swerved, went off the
    >road and hit a tree instead. His car was destroyed and he ended up in
    >the hospital in critical condition.  It was all over the news.  I
    >laughed my ass off watching the news.

    If your parents get a divorce, will they still be brother and sister?

    "Speeders And Drunk Drivers Are MURDERERS" brags of it’s homosexuallity:
    the guys at the bath-house stopped laughing at my 3 inch weenie.
    : http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.autos.driving/msg/168e8e621dd

    "Speeders And Drunk Drivers Are MURDERERS" brags of it’s ability to operate a vehicle:
    I must be doing something right to go 3 1/2 years without a fatal crash.
    : http://groups.google.com/group/misc.transport.road/msg/a376114ee8a618