As i was driving to work friday night i was going round the slip road from the m66 to the m62, when a black mercedes come right up behind me about a foot off my rear bumper.as we join the m62 he overtakes me and i show him my dissaproval of his tailgating by lifting up my arm and do the why gesture (i know it's the wrong thing to do) this then seems to set him off and he trys to ram me fro the side, i then decide to slow down and let hi go but he uses this opportunity to try and box me onto the hard shoulder. luckily he fail and i procede to make way to junction 19 while he is trying to swerve into my car. i come off and go around the roundabout twice to check if he is following me after discovering he is and not wanting to risk being caught at a red light i head back onto the motorway towards leeds and try to accelerate away from him but after discovering his car is just as quick as mine i slow back down to motorway speeds over the next 10-20 miles i try slowing down accelerating into a space so he can't box me in until just before junction 23 he gets about 200m infront of me so i go behind a lorry and stop and wait 10mins on hard shouldder to ensure he is not waiting for me. This was one of the most scary moments of my life i feel he wanted me on the hard shoulder to have a fight with me which he could of had a knife or anything.It was a miracle that nobody was hurt he was even trying to force me into other traffic.
I then turn around at juction 23 and head home where i phone the police. and they are going to contact me at some point to make a official complaint.
Due to me feeling in danger for my life i may have exceeded the speed limit or driven not in accordance with the highway code. but when making statement to the police do i have to watch what i say or in them circumstances is the use of speed acceptable.
Thanks in advance for the replys