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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 4:21pm
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Colin767

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Hi all

New to this forum.

Every time i go out in the car, I am tailgated by some idiot literally 2 feet away from my bumper.

The inevitable happened yesterday, I stopped at a pedestrian crossing and bang! car piled into the rear of me.  This tailgating is a real problem as I have seen cars on the AP7 doing 100kph with another car literally 2 feet behind them.

Why dont the police make this an offence as is the case in the UK.???

PeterC

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 4:33pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 4:33pm

It is an offence but your only recourse is a rear-facing dashcam to gather evidence. I put it down to Spanish insecurity - they are nervous about being too far from the car in front - and the usual sheer incompetence shown by too many, who have not handled the transition from donkey to Mercedes very well!

Colin767

Colin767

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 4:54pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 4:54pm

You are dead right...I think I will install a rear view camera  also, maybe a sticker in spanish

You bumpa my car, i smasha you face!!!

Roland

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 5:14pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 5:14pm

A rear dash camera will obviously not prevent tailgating of the inevitable rear end crash though will it ??

It is a very peculiar Spanish habit this.

Miles of clear straight road ahead & the car gets right up your a*ss, you slow down to 25 mph they slow down, you speed up, they speed up.

It goes on for miles & miles in the middle of nowhere, then lo & below a bend appears in the road & what does the son of Manuel do yep you guessed right he overtakes you & cuts in so close he removes the lacquer of your paintwork. 

Beanie

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 6:16pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 6:16pm

100kph on the ap7 is prob the reason you are being tailgated

Colin767

Colin767

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:19pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:19pm

On the inside lane??

Colin767

Colin767

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:20pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:20pm

Yes so many times this has happened to me..the Manuels are really stupid. Im a retired airline Pilot and spanish ATC was the worst in Europe!!

Beanie

Beanie

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:34pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:34pm

What has being a pilot got to do with your driving? Ohh hold on, how do you know there's a pilot in the room.... 

Colin767

Colin767

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:36pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:36pm

Just stated their drivers are like their ATC...useless.......

Beanie

Beanie

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Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:46pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 7:46pm

How do you know the tailgaters are Spanish???? 

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