How to Get Tailgaters Off Your But

I have a great technique to get tailgaters off my tail when driving,
and it doesn't involve slamming on your brakes and nearly causing an

With your left foot, just slightly depress the brake pedal, activating
your brake lights but not enough to slow down your car... meanwhile
press the accelerator a bit more than normal to pull away from the guy
behind you.

I have no hard feelings toward tailgaters, we've all made the mistake
before. I would just rather never experience whiplash when they run
into me.