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to send an anonymous letter to an inconsiderate driver?

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 24-Oct-09 19:23:54

A lady who lives in a nearby road tailgated me most of the way home today.

I drove at 30 mph in 30mph zones and she was so close that I couldn't see the front of her car or the bonnett. I had my sons in the back so it made me even more cross.

When we got to a dual carriageway which was only 40 mph she sped past me making a yawning gesture as she passed!

I'm in two minds whether or not I should send an anonymous letter (because I don't want to enter into any further correspondence with her) saying:

1) Please remember safe stopping distances and respect these.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 24-Oct-09 19:24:39

lost the 2nd part of the post!

2) Speed limits are for everybody's safety.

AIBU to do this?

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Oct-09 19:25:42

Do you know hwere she lives?

I would bloody go round and have a word!


chickydee Sat 24-Oct-09 19:26:43

Very much doubt it would do any good, if she's brazen enough to drive like that, she's hardly going to lose slepp over a letter!!
yanbu tho, just wasting your time tbh.

kitkatcadaverqueen Sat 24-Oct-09 19:29:10

don't bother just take the valves out of her tyres instead on halloween night. wink

GhoulsAreLoud Sat 24-Oct-09 19:29:29

The tailgating is bad enough but the yawning would really p me off.

It's the sort of thing I would come home and whinge at DH about then forget though. Sending a letter doesn't really give you any kind of conclusion because you won't even see her reaction.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 24-Oct-09 19:33:06

Yes I do know where she lives - She has a personalised number plate on her flashy sports car which makes it easily recognisable!

I have to drive or walk past her house every time I go out. As I live further down the road (which is a dead end) than her, she would have no reason to go past our house so wouldn't know where I live!

emsyj Sat 24-Oct-09 19:44:29

YANBU, but I don't think it would do any good. She is clearly just a nob.

If it would make you feel better though, why not?

SquIDGEyeyeballs Sat 24-Oct-09 19:56:01

Don't bother writing her a nice polite letter - just paste extra-sticky stickers all over her windscreen saying "YOU DRIVE LIKE A TWAT".

That should get the message across grin

LaurieScaryCake Sat 24-Oct-09 19:57:59

I would do it

<passive aggressive emoticon> grin

magicOC Sat 24-Oct-09 20:05:21

I wish I could get a machine to stick on the back window diplaying the following

P*ss off it's F*in (insert whatever the speed limit happens to be) smile

Really p*sses me off

6feetundertheGroundhogs Sat 24-Oct-09 20:34:51

I just had to do the Drivers Awareness Course.. ahem instead of taking 3 points for being very slightly over the limit in a 30 zone. blush

They told us not to retaliate, and just to stick to what we are doing, cos idiots like her can distract us enough to hit someone in a 30 zone.

I was never a speed freak before this, car is an auto and it's hard to drive that slowly. Hard, but not impossible. I know, I've been really working hard ever since the notification came through my door. Now I do absolutely rigidly stick to it.

They played the Hit me at 40 advert, and broke it down bit by bit. I swear, I was welling up, fighting back the tears.

If we are doing 40 in a 30 and a child runs out in front of us, some 75 feet ahead, we slam on the brakes. When we reach the point we would have stopped if we were doing 30, we're still travelling at 29mph.

This is the equivalent of a driver going at 30mph, sees a child run out and only lifts their foot of the gas pedal...

The ExPolice Officer said that no accident where the impact was 25mph resulted in the victim actually surviving being hit.

If you know this woman and where she lives, and feel brave enough to do so, by all means tell her that her driving is dangerous. If she'd have hit and (most definately) killed someone that day, she'd be looking at a minimum of 2yrs inside and a lifetime of guilt.

Sorry for the rant/soap box, but it did move me to tears and I for one will never ever speed in a built up area again.

6feetundertheGroundhogs Sat 24-Oct-09 20:36:01

Oh yeah, and she's not inconsiderate, she's just out-and-out DANGEROUS.

ItsAllAboutTheChocolate Sat 24-Oct-09 23:27:21

Our local police and council run a scheme to report dangerous driving. Check with yours they may run one too. You had your DC in the car with you, this sort of behaviour is unacceptable.

sausagerolemodel Sun 25-Oct-09 00:09:54

Poison pen letters are wank and two wrongs don't make a right. That should answer your question.

SqueezyCheesyPumpkin Sun 25-Oct-09 00:34:57

I wouldn't get into anything with this woman, she will probably guess it is you. You might find yourself getting into a nasty neighbour situation when really, you could do without the stress.

Take deep breaths.

rimmer08 Sun 25-Oct-09 09:09:20

you should do it. some tosspot has been parking outside my house when they live in the same street and have a drive. i put a letter on the windscrenn saying it was annoying. hasnt paked there for the last two days

madamearcati Sun 25-Oct-09 09:11:50

YABU anaoymous letters are pathetic and cowardly.Either have the guts to say something to her or let it drop

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