They say that wearing a pink tie is a power move, but so is stopping your car in the middle of an entrance ramp and giving a tailgater a good, old-fashioned stare down. If all that's true, that makes the unidentified man in this video Mr. Powermove.

Although we can't tell exactly what happened before the dashcam started recording, the well-dressed driver apparently felt he was being followed too closely, so he stopped his car in the roadway, calmly got out and gave our dashcam-wielding driver a stare that will probably help him or her avoid tailgating in the future. Now there are plenty of methods get someone to stop tailgating you, but this could be one of the gutsiest moves we've even seen.

We wouldn't exactly recommend pulling this move (unless you plan on getting run over or provoking a fight), but you can see what transpires in the video below.


UPDATE: As there usually is with these types of events, there's more to the story. Thankfully, there's also a pre-altercation video to go with it. We've added it below, so check it out.




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      h-man
      • 1 Year Ago
      This only works when wearing fingerless black gloves. A universal sign the wearer is batsh*t crazy.
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      The first video makes the man show look like a hero, but the second one shows he's clearly just a huge *******.
      micha423
      • 1 Year Ago
      As someone who lives in Chicago, I can personally attest to how awful the vast majority of drivers are. First, the left lane is the \"passing lane\" and therefore, you are supposed to yield to faster moving traffic. Second, in a vast majority of the states, it actually illegal to not yield to faster moving traffic (see link below for your state\'s laws). In Summation: Rather than cry and retaliate that your ego has been tarnished by someone riding your bumper (i.e. going even slower, slamming the brakes etc.), follow the law and yield your vehicle into a traveling lane and let the person pass. Just remember that majority of the time, the person riding your bumper isn\'t the a$$hole, its your terrible driving and lack of general highway/state law knowledge that is the a$$hole. http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html http://jalopnik.com/5501615/left+lane-passing-laws-a-state+by+state-map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_lane
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @micha423
        Question - I honestly don't know the etiquette on this one. 2 lanes. Right lane is travelling 55mph and pretty traffic filled. Left lane, I'm travelling 67-70 and speed limit is 55. What do I do if someone is RIGHT up my arse? I don't want to be stuck in the 55mph lane. Then everyone go past me and I'm stuck. What is the etiquette? I AM passing cars pretty quickly.. but there is still 1 ahole on my tail. This happens often and it's not like I am creeping past them at 1-2mph faster.
          Jody Warrick
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          The etiquette is ..you get in the right lane and let them pass.. then get back over. Pretty simple really.. The left lane is for faster traffic. If they are faster than you.. get over.. it's not like you will be stuck in the right lane forever.
          Bradford
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          I often find myself in a version of this situation, and I usually just hold my ground. I'm not going to impede my own trip just to enable jerks to be jerks.
      CBJMNWLD
      • 1 Year Ago
      THAT.... Was so GANGSTER...... Did anyone notice his driving gloves. He was NOT to be f*%^ed with.... #don'ttailgatemebro
        wilkegm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        Actually- severely asking to be f'd with. Did you watch the second vid? Pink-tie-guy was the one acting and driving like a jack-ass.
      C-Dog
      • 1 Year Ago
      The gloves make all the more Bad A$$
      Temjin
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the video before the stop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9PB-cDchUg
        Freereader
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Temjin
        Thanks! That tells a lot more about this story.
        Sergio526
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Temjin
        Wow, so in the end, they're both a holes, but more so the gloved stare down guy.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      hhmm , 2nd video shows pink tie guy is an a_hole and the dashcam driver didn't do anything wrong.
      swimdude1978
      • 1 Year Ago
      Last Friday on my way to work I was the second car in a left hand turn lane. The light was green and there were no cars coming but the guy in front of me refused to go. He needed to complete his Phone Call on his cell phone. Once he finished the call he started brushing his hair. The light finally turned red so once we got the arrow to turn left on the next light cycle I drove around him. We got stopped at the next red light, once the light turned Green I put my car in Park, the guy started blowing his horn, I just laughed at him. Just as the light was getting ready to turn red, I sped off, leaving the guy that took his cell call and burshed his hair to miss the light. Was what I did childish? Yes. Was it saitisfying? Absolutely. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
        mastercommentor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @swimdude1978
        id be very careful, you never know who you will run into next, it wont work everytime, just so you can satisfy your emotions!
          swimdude1978
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mastercommentor
          I have a 15 year old tank of a car. If they hit my car it will do way more damage to their car than to mine.
      James Hodge
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was COMPLETELY to blame for the incident. He had the opportunity to remove what was bothering him by simply entering the Freeway and letting them pass. Instead, he decided to look like a FOOL and get out of his car. It would have served him right if they had shot him for being stupid. Didn't his Mother ever tell him to avoid a Problem, don't look for one?
        junior
        • 1 Year Ago
        @James Hodge
        Right because we always have to give way to the bullies or in this case the tailgater.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @junior
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      vxenon67
      • 1 Year Ago
      00:27 to 00:31, 00:50, 01:04 Mr. Pink Tie cuts off the driver.
      tomob
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Chicago, you would NEVER get out of your car in such a situation - you would most likely get shot! Also, nice driving gloves - they are the tell that this guy really thinks he is an automotive badass!
      bangzoomer
      • 1 Year Ago
      He must have really frightened the 90 pound young girl in the car!!! Let me know if he does the "stare down" with cars full of gang members. This is the surest way to GET SHOT AND DIE.
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