So I was commuting home from work. I filter at lights. I know its not technically legal but it saves me from being boxed in. I don't know what people's opinions of it are here but it wasn't like I smashed it between two vehicles travelling at speed. Not peak hour, just after. South Pine Rd lights on Wardell St. I filter past a single vehicle - white commodore - thinking "It's a family car, I'll just slip past and have the road to myself." She moves to try to block me as I start to go past. I should've just stopped and let her have "her road." The lights go green and I move off at a reasonable pace for the Virago (Yes I know its a Virago. Trust me I'm gagging to get on something bigger and I really shouldn't filter on something that can easily be outrun by a commode.) Next thing I know she's on the horn and tailgating me, so I move into the other lane, having left the other car behind us. She pulls up beside me and screams "There's a reason why people like you die!!" (I thought yeah, because of people like you). She then proceeds to swerve at me then pulls in front and hits the brakes. Luckily I reacted ok and managed to get around her. She pulls up next to me at the next lights and is hurling abuse at me through the open window. Her husband in the passenger seat is completely silent, eyes front. I look over and she is heavily pregnant and has three small children in the back seat. It makes me wonder at the mentality of some people. Had she killed me her children would have been scarred for life. She may have lost her current pregnancy in the process. She may also have taken a stranger's life simply because someone "pushed in front of her." If she hadn't killed me then work cover would have helped with my recovery, but I don't really want to go through that. Regardless of my transgression at the lights what she did was stupidly foolish and illegal. I guess I should just stop filtering, at least until I get off my RE and upgrade. The problem is so many experienced riders I have spoken to have told me that regardless of the legality, I should do it to get away from traffic (hell even my QRide instructor did). I don't split lanes in moving traffic. I try to take calculated risks.