Right to clarify a few points
I drive a vehicle which is limited to 50mph on the a roads
I drive mostly on roads which are heavily occupied by lorries (A75) which means that most of the time i am doing 40mph
I drive many thousands of miles every month also.
I pointed out that if someone is trying to bully me on the road i in fact respond by slowing down. The principle being that if they are going to hit me (More likely given the manner in which they are driving), it will be at a slower speed.
I made the comment that on the straights i also tend to speed up from the slower speed i am doing. Is there anything wrong with this given that i did not say i break the speed limit? Its my oppertunity to overtake the said lorries that are doing 40mph and causing the bullies to over react.
I would say the style i have described above is not that of a dickhead, but more that of someone aware of what is going on around him and is making sure he is safe.
You sound like you have aggression issues in your motor Kieren.
Your first statement makes it sound like you think driving many thousands of miles makes you a better driver than others. A popular missconception. I usually find that a lot of people who drive so much are over confident, under trained, impatient and ignorant. I work in the commercial motor industry and come across people who drive some huuuuge mileages.
You sat behind someone doing 40mph. Yes thats pretty slow but were they being held up by a lorry? Were they in a van which is restricted to 50mph on A Roads? Were they unsure of their location? No excuse for 40mph in 30mph zone so i asume they left you behind at that point because you were doing 30mph?
Sounds to me like you may have been trying to bully the driver in places you shouldnt have and he gave you a little payback. Maybe you should look at the general standard of your driving before calling someone a dickhead in response to your actions.
All said with a loving