When you are driving and are “tailgated” you basically have three options.
Firstly, to go slower, just to annoy the driver behind you by delaying them further. I sincerely hope this is not an option for any of our readers.
Secondly, you drop down a gear, accelerate hard and leave them behind. But this can be dangerous particularly if you have never driven that road before. In any case, in my experience, it isn’t long before they catch you up again!
Thirdly, you choose a safe place, and pull over to let them pass. When I have done this I have often noticed that they obviously know the road, and what is ahead, far better than I do. For example, their brake lights go on, and you cover your brake pedal. Soon you are negotiating a sharp bend and hump back bridge. Indirectly they had warned you of the hazard.
I was struck by the following words in “Messy Spirituality” by Mike Yaconelli. “Speed damages our souls because living fast consumes every ounce of our energy. Speed has a deafening roar that drowns out the whispering voices of our souls and leaves Jesus as a diminishing speck in the rear view mirror of our lives”. (Italics mine).
Jesus often said to people “Follow me”. Let’s face it He knows the way ahead,and we are always on a road which we have not travelled before. Roger M. Vaughan