Sir Paul McCartney insists on slowing down for the paparazzi because he worries he'll suffer the same fate as PRINCESS DIANA if he tries to out chase them.
The former Beatles star admits images of the tragic royal flash before his eye whenever he's being tailed by keen photographers - and the idea he could die like she did makes him take a moment to be polite, pose for pictures and then ask the snappers to leave him alone.
He says, "Nobody's learned anything, so you find yourself in a high-speed car chase and you go, 'I shouldn't be doing this'.
"So you slow down, get out the car, (say), 'Hello gentlemen, would you like a picture?'"