Hi, Had a new miss worth sharing. Filtered to front of traffic at lights (3 lanes), sitting at front between lanes 2 and 3. Lane 1 is left turn only, except for busses. Is only 2 lanes on other side of lights. Lights go green, i take off faster than the cars, and go into lane 2 (lane 1 on other side of lights). Turns out a car used the left only lane to go straight ahead and appeared at speed on my left. Ended up inches from my rear wheel and then proceeded to tailgate me. I looked at driver, he was yelling etc. With car to my right was no way to escape there. Was clear he was a nutter and any speeding away would only see him back inches behind me later, then would be higher speed, him more agro and more dangerous. Only way to escape using speed would have put me in more danger so stayed calm, steady safe speed. As soon as gap opened he overtook on the right, yelling and waving, partially in my lane. Here is the lesson to pass on to those that feel the need to take on cars. So I backed right off to stay clear. I see lots of posts here where people think they need to keep fighting nutters like this. Or simply stay near them thinking the drama is over. After overtaking he pulled back across to lane my lane. Then slammed on his brakes, locking all 4 wheels and making massive cloud of smoke stopping dead. If I had taken the attitude of being in the right and not backing off, I would be in hospital right now. Ride to stay alive, not to be 'right'. As it was I just rolled steadily to near stop safely, with no risk of traffic hitting me from behind eaither. ps: he continued to drive dangerously, tailgating cars, inches away from them, cutting across lanes and running red lights. Thing is it was no faster for him as i was still only a couple of cars behind him for about 3kms. He was just an angry man. Pps: rego: NSW BZ92BP - green oldish hatchback. Sbb.