Why do car drivers tailgate motorcycles?

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They aren't supposed to at all, it's against the rules of the road. When they DO, it's usually in an attempt to intimidate and bully the motorcyclist into pulling over to let the car into their space- cars being bigger and more of an obstacle, their misuse by ruthless drivers and road-hogs creates a menacing and potentially dangerous threat to a motorcyclist.

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