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On a sparsely occupied motorway in England, many, many, years ago in my much younger days I was in the fast lane, over-taking a string of cars doing about 85 - I was doing about 90, no real hurry. Zooming up behind me came a white AMG Merc in a hurry (aren't they always?), flashing his lights, honking his horn and getting upset because I was only doing 90! Having a specially built Audi Quattro (an ur-Quattro) with a "sport" engine from the rally version, I dropped down a gear and accelerated out of his way.

I got to 120 fairly quickly and found he was still less than 20ft behind me still flashing and honking. In a moment of righteous indignation, I floored it, accelerating to 135, then 145 - still behind me, although a little further back. Only when I reached 155 did he run out of oomph and fall behind, he had topped out at about 145.

Ahead I saw the road rise gently uphill with a crest ahead. I thought to myself, "If I were a police-car waiting to catch speeders, where would I hide?". I moved into the middle lane and hit the brakes a little. I crested the hill doing about 85, the AMG shot past me still doing 140+ just in time for the souped-up Jaguar police chase car on a launch ramp to start its lights and siren and charge off after him - they must be rocket assisted or something!

A couple of miles down the road I passed them, doing exactly 70. They had pulled him over, "License and registration, please sir - you won't need those anymore...". Karma! Cool | :cool:

Impatience caused most accidents back then, inattention due to texting, etc. these days.
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