Excerpt from a Douglas Adams book, pt. II

“Foreigners are not allowed to drive in China, and you can see why. The Chinese drive, or cycle, according to laws that are simply not apparent to an uninitiated observer, and I’m thinking not merely the laws of the Highway Code, I’m thinking of the laws of physics.(…)
What I could never get used to, however, was this situation: the vehicle in front of you is overtaking the vehicle in front of him, and your driver pulls out and overtakes the overtaking vehicle, just as three other vehicles are coming toward you performing exactly the same maneuver. Presumably Sir Isaac Newton has long ago been discredited as a bourgeois capitalist running-dog lackey.”

By, Douglas Adams, with Mark Cawardine
in, Last Chance to See (a real-world book about ecology and endangered wildlife preservation), 1990