I was driving slowly out of Cardiff tonight along Newport Road - traffic light alley I call it as there are so many lights. Its a 30 limit, but becuase its usually at least two lanes wide, many people go way over the limit. All the boy racers go there for some traffic light grand prix action.
Anyway, I was sticking to the 30 limit as usual and generally driving smoothly, watching all the cars go by. I noticed after a while that a blue Focus was behind me; unusual in that most cars were going a lot faster than me and my 30mph. After about 3 miles, it overtook, just before a 70mph limit dual carriageway opens up. This point is a favourite of mine for mega acceleration up to the 70 limit as its also on a lovely camber bend. So I ripped past another car and this Focus and up to the limit, making that lovely 16v induction howl.
As Im approaching the next roundabout roudabout, I notice that the Focus is bombing up behind me at full chat. I had to stop at the roundabout, and just as well I did. I looked in my mirror to see two blokes in the Focus wearing big yellow jackets with "Police" written on them! Wary, but also knowing that I hadnt broken any limits yet, I went round the roundabout doing my best driving school skills and then onto the next dual carriageway. The Focus just stayed glued to me rear bumper as I accelerated slowly to about 60 - and stayed there for the next two miles! Then it overtook me really slowly and the Policeman in the passenger seat just glared at me, while I kind of nodded to say hello. The driver also flashed the brake lights a few times too - what for??
Bit intimidating really, I did nowt wrong apart from accelerate quickly, which the Police drivers handbook encourages you to do given the conditions! And in the time they followed me about a hundred 1.1 Novas doing 60 in the 30 zone went past. Wheres the justice in all this!??