This rather charming gentleman got a $1500 fine for this armed unprovoked road rage attack on a cyclist.
**READ THIS IF YOU'RE ASKING WHY THE CYCLIST IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD**
It's a technique that not many non-cyclists understand. The technique is known as 'adopting the Primary Riding Position' as defined in the book 'Cyclecraft' by John Franklin. The idea is to adopting this position whenever being overtaken would be hazardous to the cyclist.
Now, it's up to the cyclists to make that determination, NOT the overtaking motorists as it's the cyclists who more vulnerable should the motorist misjudge the situation.
Adopting the Primary Riding Position does two things. Firstly, it actually INCREASES a cyclists visibility to following motorists. Secondly, it deters unwanted and/or unsafe overtaking while a cyclist negotiates a particular hazard.
Such hazards are, but not limited to, roundabouts and any intersection, pinch points caused by traffic islands etc..., parked vehicles (dooring hazard), bend and brows of hills where visibility is compromised... and the list goes on!
Unfortunately, what it doesn't do is protect against incident like this where a driver is adamant in conducting their overtake regardless of the position of the cyclist, the road layout, the law or any other consideration for any other road user.
If you're unsure about whether to overtake a cyclist or not, ask yourself, 'would I overtake a car here?' If the answer is 'no' then wait for a safer, more appropriate, place to pass.
In experienced cyclist will indicate when, and when not, to overtake and will even thank you for being patient. I do this frequently. Unfortunately, bigoted attitudes by many motorists has these instructions ignored thus endangering the cyclist.
That's where the law comes in!
**THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT**
Sadly, I can't possibly read and answer all of your comments.
I'd like to thank all those who have offered support.
Those how legitimately question my position in the road please read above, it explains everything.
As for those who have left derogatory comments including those wishing physical harm etc. Don't worry, I'm not phased by any of it. There nothing you can say that will intimidate me. It just shows what kind of people we all share the roads with. Bit sad really!