The other week I had an incident where a bloke chased me for about 8\nmiles. The whole thing was started off by me changing lanes to the\nleft and preventing matey from undertaking a line of traffic on a\nroundabout. During the whole episode he tailgated for about 1/4\nmile, pulled alongside and swerved at me twice, swerved across two\nlanes of traffic, attempted to block my path and got out (being a\nbit shouty), chased me again performing some ludicrous overtakes (one\ninvolving an oncoming bus).\n\nFrom the way he was driving he was furious over something, and all\nreason appeared to be on leave. I managed to lose him round a twisty\nbit that I know well. Had I not had this option what the hell are you\nsupposed to do? I was in the car, he was in a much more powerful car\n. Without local knowledge I doubt I'd have been able to lose him,\nand considering the lengths he was going to to stop me I'm not sure\nproceeding through the morning commuter/school jams to the local police\nstation would've gotten me very far.\n\nI've now got matey's registration. He ended up behind me in an exact\ncopy of the original situation, and sure enough he tailgated me, then\nas soon as we'd left the junction I let him go where he nearly drove\ninto the back of another car after flooring it to get past. Happily,\nthis morning he just drove off.\n\nSo, what's the procedure in this? The only thing I did to make the\nsituation worse was to mouth "very mature" with a thumbs up after the\nswerving bit. I apologised at the start, even though I thought it was\nhis fault. What I did worked, but there's no lesson to be learned for\nthe future. I'm interested in the BHaLC, police/legal and any\ncontrasting opinions.\n\n I was turning right on a roundabout and positioning for my exit.\nI'd passed matey as he was stationary in his junction. When I checked\nit was clear, so I signalled and moved. I might have missed something\nbut the most I'd give him is 50/50.\nAs I was leaving a 2 lane motorway he went from lane 2 to lane 1 on\nthe sliproad, cutting up two lanes of traffic.\n Lexus LS400 according to the RAC, had a v8 badge on the back.