Re: Is overtaking now a crime?
I simply thank them for letting me in giving the flasher the impression that I misinterpreted the abuse as helpfulness. This often neutralises a situation as they feel they got thanks for something they weren’t expecting.
Win, win eh?
I thank people all the time, whether they deserve it or not.
I also make a special point of thanking people who get out of the way (especially when on the bike), it definitely pays dividends, particularly amongst the locals.