Derived from the noun Scape Goat, Scape Goating is the act of driving the speed limit or at least going with the flow until a car goes flying past you. At this point you pull out of your lane and into his, and use him as a Rabbit. The idea is to maintain a reasonable distance behind the other car and to go slightly slower than him so that he will get caught in any speed trap up ahead and you'll have time to react, slow down, and continue on your way. Not only does this work for speeding, but you can also follow him if he is constantly switching lanes, and rest assured that he will also be the one to get the reckless driving ticket, too, in place of you. This works best on highways and interstates, but can really be used on any kind of road with at least 2 lanes in either direction.
Driver in red car: "Man, I think this guy's been Scape Goating off me for the last couple miles. I'm gonna slow down so he passes me."

Passenger in red car: "Ok, he just passed you. Now let's Scape Goat off of him."


Passenger in red car: "Oh man, we've been Scape Goating off that Hyundai for 10 minutes, but he's exiting."

Driver in red car: "That's ok, we'll just find someone else to Scape Goat."
by Jace555 May 4, 2009
Person or Persons to lay blame upon when something goes wrong
Daniel: uh oh, I have just deleted a database off the server
Gareth: Quick we need a scape goat!
Daniel: I know lets blame Lee and say he did it.
by DanTMan December 8, 2009
person, or group of people, used to call blame upon.
Nativists used immigrants as scape goats for explain the problems of America in the 19th Century.
by Rob Michael September 30, 2005
noun: Any car exceeding the speed limit or driving recklessly, whose speed you match with your car while maintaining a reasonable distance behind them. The idea is that the Scape Goat will get caught in any speed trap up ahead, and you'll have time to react, slow down, and continue on your way. Doing this is called Scape Goating.
"That guy's going pretty fast... I'm going to let him get a little further ahead of me, and then I'll speed up and use him as a Scape Goat."
by Jace555 May 4, 2009
Someone who runs away from everything and blames it on someone else or something
Claudio Tolomeo is a scape goat
Goat as in the greatest of all time escape goats
by Crab trap June 20, 2022