On wednesday I was involved in a road rage incident. It happened while I was working (postie) en route between parts of my round. I've filled out incident stuff with work and been to a copshop, but they weren't much help. Details: I'm riding along cheltenham road in keysborough at noon, approaching perry road in the left lane. Lights are red at the intersection so I'm slowing down. There's a bike lane to my left and then a slip lane onto perry (see pic, point 1). As i'd entered cheltenham road less than 1km back up the road there was no traffic behind me, and yet suddenly a black ford territory appears to my left at a rather uncomfortable distance. At this point I swear quite loudly as it's taken me by surprise. Well now, apparently I've personally insulted the driver because he's heard me, and I can now see him sitting in the slip gesturing at me in his side mirror. I shake my head. His reverse lights come on. Oh boy. By this point the lights are green, I go bugger it and take off (about as fast as a shetland pony, ct110s arent known for their pulling power). He's now tailgating me at point 2 then jumps to the middle lane and swerves in front of me, braking hard. I headcheck and take the middle lane as I was expecting this. He's now matching me and yelling for me to pull over. This is my real fault, I should've kept going. We pull up at the corner @ point 3. He gets out of the car and immediately starts swearing incomprehensibly at me, he gets right up in my face. We were literally face to face - he then motions to headbutt me, but our noses only brush really. He's obviously trying to incite me to hit him. While I've been swearing at him in kind I'm nowhere stupid enough to retaliate physically, although I am prepared to defend myself. At this point I've pulled out my phone, taken a photo of his face and rego and he (for whatever reason) has taken one of my rego. He then gets back in his car and leaves. Obviously there was an argument continuing the whole time, I really can't recall specifics of what were said. It's a personal fault that I let myself get hot headed in these situations. Anyway, after talking to my manager I call into the springvale police to have a chat. Basically I was told that if I attempt to press charges a result in my favour is very unlikely due to lack of witnesses, it will be my word against his. Apart from whatever traffic offences they can lay, the only charge would have been summary assault. I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do. I've got it pretty square in my head regarding what happened, and how I could have avoided it all. The initial incident was rather trivial really, people cut left at that intersection all the time it's just that I had my guard down. My only consolation is that this guy's probably got plenty of personal problems, i just hope he doesn't take his anger out on anyone else. The kick in the guts is my letter from vicpol today: 105 in a 100 zone. 150 bucks and this guy gets nothin'.