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Normal driving can turn up the stress on an average commuter, unleashing swearing, speeding and road hogs from the mildest mannered office workers. In England, however, civility reigns. This rally car driver epitomized the polite British national character when he apologized after he drove wildly over a hill and slid his vehicle rudely into onlookers and officials. A quick 'sorry' is really the baseline reaction for putting lives at risk.

This polite driver reminds us of the race car drive who pulled his competition from a fiery crash in Iowa. Maybe all racers are stand-up citizens?

Now if only everyone who is in a rush on the road could be so pleasant.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      A true gentleman and a scholar...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry?.....! BUT how many POINTS did I get ?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just like the races in Baha California....these spectators can be dangerously close to the corners of the road race......Get a good close look, it may be your last ! Me ? I'm climbing the nearest tree..lol :>)
      Kilroy Jones
      • 1 Year Ago
      If he had hit some he would have said Opps, sorry.
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL- You call that rude? I saw unloaded suspension over the jump, trying to control + set up for a turn while end-swapping-finally putting it straight off into the run off area that the spectators were "rudely" risking their lives standing in. (rather than pitching it sideways + rolling it thru the crowd --of 6?) But what do I know-I'm a racer not an AOL hack writer.
      • 1 Year Ago
      THis is the most stupid AOL Titled Story yet. .It has nothing to do with rage or rudeness..This is a motorsports event with dumb spectators standing in the wrong place looking for someone to crash or yump the brow of that hill ...........At best the organizers should have told the people to stand back..from the road but in Europe they love the sport and do this all the time...This is what spectators do all over Europe and they have been doing it for years. ...so don't blame the drivers...
      • 1 Year Ago
      rudely? RUDELY?? these "writers" wouldnt know the first thing about racing.
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL..."Sorry"...His accent made it funny...
      • 1 Year Ago
      That race is over 15 years old , it is a European Rally Race held on closed road , spectators are not suppose to stand in the trajectory of any vehicle , should they do so it is at their own risk and no penalty for the drivers . If you are stupid enough to stand in front of a racing car you deserve it , How do you say in English , not Murphy's law but , Darwin Law , now they get fined for standing there . AOL Autos Staff get a clue before posting stupidities
      • 1 Year Ago
      "sorry" i woke up your baby...lol
      • 1 Year Ago
      NEVER UNDERSTOOD these rallys and the close proximity of people to the tracks with no barriers to speak of. yeah sorry..... sorry about your miserable life, nothing to do but to stand on the side of the tracks with a baby. what a bunch of morons...