- Mar 20, 2016
- 2017 Grand Sport 2lt. Watkins Glen Gray
I'm wondering if other Corvette drivers have been on the receiving end of aggressive tailgating. Just wondering of it's a common occurrence with Corvettes. Since I bought my first Corvette three months ago, three cars (supercharged Cadillac, POS Toyota Corolla and some POS SUV) have gotten too effen close behind me on Hawaii's H1 freeway (three lanes). In all three cases, the cars appeared to be 3-5 feet on my rear while I was driving 65-70 MPH. Speed limit is 60 MPH. I didn't brake-check any of them because I was afraid they might have crashed into me. I just maintained a constant speed. After about five minutes of closely tailgating me (looked like three feet), the Cadillac pulled up alongside me, gunned the engine and shot forward (show-off, but why?). And today, a Toyota Corolla tailgated me (looked like about five feet from me) at 70 MPH while I was in the leftmost lane. After a couple of minutes, I switched to the next lane, slowed to 60 MPH, and he did the same and continued tailgating. This is the first time I have experienced this type of aggressive tailgating. Prior to buying my Corvette, I was driving boring sedans and never experienced this. I'd appreciate any advice on how to handle these jerks short of brake-checking or showing the middle finger.