On my way to work this morning - in my car - I saw something that made my blood boil. I was in the centre lane on the Monash Freeway just after exiting the Burnley Tunnel heading East (outbound) at about 8:15 in the morning. As I came level with the on-ramp from Burnely I saw a motorbike preparing to merge with the traffic. The road surface is pretty rough because of the eternal upgrade roadworks, and the speed limit is 70. From a fair way behind me a black Toyota Prado with vanity plates came speeding up to try to get in front of the bike before he could merge. For a second I thought I was going to see the Toyota rear-end the bike, but he hit the brakes and ended up about a metre behind the bike, tailgating. There was a truck in front of me, but plenty of room for the Prado to drop back and change into my lane. Instead, he elected to drive a metre or so behind the bike until we had almost reached the Toorak Rd exit. Good on the rider for not giving in to intimidation and speeding. Eventually the Prado did cut in front of me, between me and the truck, and over into the right hand lane. It overtook the truck, then cut back across in front of the truck into the left hand lane in front of the motorcycle. (All of this without indicating!) The whole while I was thinking how dangerous it was. With the poor road surface, all it would have taken was one bad bump and a bit of a wobble, and that 4WD would have gone straight over the motorcycle. If you were on that bike and you are reading this, well done for keeping your cool. If you drive a black Toyota Prado with personalised plates and were tailgating a motorbike on the Monash this morning, you suck.