I live on the Niagara Escarpment north of Milton. The Escarpment is being transported one truckload at a time into Toronto. Eventually, Toronto will be 200 metres higher above sea level than it is now, and the Escarpment will be a reservoir.
So I get tailgated by gravel trucks all the time. They get paid by the load, time is money, etc.
You learn to live with it, and hope you don't die from it.
But I had a new one the other day - I got tailgated by a GO Bus.
I was heading north on Mister-and-Mississauga Road, north of Steeles, down into the hamlet of Huttonville.
The speed limit there is 50 km/h, and previous experience has taught me that the police practically have a permanent radar installation at the bottom of the hill (I haven't actually checked whether the Ford Crown Vicky cruiser is up on blocks...).
For the iTunes download, no, I have not been caught here before.
There's construction going on there now too, which makes it even dicier.
So especially because I was driving a nice shiny new sports car (Subaru BRZ) - whether the police really are more likely to pull something like that over I don't know, but who's taking chances? - I was spot-on 50 km/h.
And this big ol' GO Bus was all over my can like he was drafting me at the Daytona 500.
You'd think if he was the regular driver on this route, he'd know about the frequent radar.
Unless maybe the police never pull GO Busses over.
I don't know that either.
I just wish I had a little pixelboard sign in the rear window where I could flash messages to following drivers, i.e. "Do you really think your brakes are better than mine? Wanna find out?"
Actually, a device like that would be very useful for other reasons too.
I think Canadian Tire used to sell something like that, but I haven't seen one recently.
Can anybody help?
Meanwhile, if you drive a GO Bus on that route, give your head a shake...