Tailgating can create a major risk of accidents on the highway, especially when tailgaters are following a medium rigid truck. These situations can put a lot of stress on the truck driver, so it’s important that drivers are trained on the appropriate way to handle these situations. Experts recommend that the first thing to do is to pump the brakes to signal to the tailgating drivers that they are following too closely to the truck.
If this doesn’t work, another option is to speed up if it’s safe to do so and does not cause you to exceed the speed limit. Another option is to move into the an outside lane to allow the tailgaters to pass, but this should never involve moving onto the shoulder of the road unless you are pulling out of traffic entirely.