I was coming along William St (Melbourne) this evening, heading away from the city towards the Vic Market. As I approached A'Beckett St, on my right, I saw a guy at the stop sign waiting to pull out. He was looking towards the Market and the traffic coming to his right. He clearly didn't check to the left, and so totally missed my rapid approach. My spider senses were tingling, so I eased off the throttle a little, just in case. Without even glancing over his left shoulder he pulled right out in front of me. Good thing I'd slowed down and was ready with the brakes - otherwise I would have slammed right into the side of him. As it was, I hit the anchors, and he flashed past me. I hit the horn to let him know that he'd been a dope, and should have looked for oncoming traffic in both directions, not just one. To add insult to injury, he twisted around and flipped me off, before speeding off. Oh, you may all be muttering to yourselves about typical cagers, never looking out for bikes, driving like morons. Ordinarily I might agree with you. But here's the thing: I was in a car. He was on a scooter. I almost collected this guy because he didn't look to see whether there was a car coming. If I hadn't braked I would have cleaned him up. At the very least he would have had a trip to hospital. Sometimes it isn't just the cagers who need to wake up and pay attention. We all do.