From the ABC new website. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1575369.htm Driver accused of trying to run down cyclists A man has been charged with negligent and dangerous driving after allegedly trying to run down a group of cyclists in southern Sydney. Police say about 20 cyclists were riding along General Holmes Drive at Brighton Le Sands early yesterday morning when a man drove his car towards them from a service station driveway. One of the cyclists had an argument with the man and it is alleged he later crossed three lanes of traffic towards the cyclists, narrowly missing one of them. He is due to face Downing Centre Local Court next month. Would like to know how the laying of charges came about. Did the cyclists make the complaint and act as witnesses(non-independant) or was there someone else(independant) that acted as a witness? Given the recent posts on intent to harm during road rage incidents, it would be interesting to see a case like this actually go through the entire process so we know what is required to get these morons dealt with. Not sure how he can be charged with "negligent" driving if he deliberately went after them. "Dangerous" driving fits the bill but not negligent. Wouldn't assault be more appropriate. I was told by a work collegue who has a security guard licence that if you have a gun on the job, even taking it out of it's holster when confronting someone is considered assault unless it is justified. Surely almost running someone over with the intent of making them think you were going to is pretty much the same thing.