Just how do they take it personally? What are they gunna do?I used too but people in Cali taken them pretty personally even when they are 2 ft off your bumper with room to go around.
AFAIC, if I brake check someone, and they get all mad about it and start giving me gestures, that's only going to make me drive slower. What are they going to do? Follow me to my destination and threaten me? I have some items in my car that would make them regret following me somewhere and threatening me.
You tailgate someone and they brake check you and you get mad, get over it. It's your fault for riding their can.
And when you say 'coffin of a Mini Cooper', do you mean the old one or the new one?