Heading home on Mona Vale Rd tonight. Left lane of 3 as I turn left in about 600m. I see a car approach from a side street to turn left with our direction. I immediately set up both brakes and watch her front right wheel. It starts to roll! I squeeze on hard, knowing there is a car right next to me in the middle lane - cant swerve. Lay on the stoppers as she pulls out. Feel the bike rake down, squeezing hard but not to lock. I end up 2m off her bumper and once settled give a toot. She waves and I shrug it off. Approaching intersection and she turns left on yellow, so I stop. Immediately flashing lights! I turn around, police pointing me to run the red. I look, all clear, turn left. Police overtake me and race down the road. 300m later they have her pulled over. Seriously good work from the plod. Perhaps the L plate helped! I know what I could have done better - perhaps been in middle lane until after passing last side street so I have more room if it happened. Happy I was still on the ball so close to home. Proves it can happen anywhere!