There isn't much of a risk - by then he's close enough that his momentum will carry him past before he has a chance to make any significant course change. He might wind up running into the ditch a hundred yards farther on - or, unfortunately, he might run into the poor fellow following a hundred yards behind me.
It's evil. I love it.
I once read a suggestion that everyone have a special button on the dash. If someone peees you off enough, you press the button and it fries his electronics. To discourage abuse, there's a 1 in 3 chance that it also fries your electronics.
You're wasting valuable space that they could be using to get ahead of you. Remember, getting ahead of everyone else is the prime motivation.
It sounds as if Vancouver drivers have gotten as bad as the ones in your neck of the woods. I've gotten pretty good at blocking these bozos to preserve my space on the guy in front. But since average highway speeds have increased by about 20 km-h over the past 10 years, I spend a lot more time in the slow lane. It's much easier to maintain clearance there while the urban racers do their thing in the fast lane. Including HOV lanes, which are designated pbutting lanes for single-occupant vehicles, particularly yuppiemobiles like BMW, Acura, etc. Unless they decide to pbutt on the shoulder, exit ramp, or whatever. N.B. cell phone usage is mandatory.
snip I see this all the time. I used to work with folks who figured it was their moral...
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