Too many times have i come to this site and seen topics and discussion regarding bad driving skills by as some put it "cage" drivers. Too many times do i go out (as someone new to riding) on my bike and all the "cage" drivers are super curteous and give me extremely generous amounts of room. And for the point of this topic! Too many times do i go out in my car and have both idiot bike riders doin stupid things on the road and riders with zero amount of skill putting both themselves and other motorists in danger just by being there. Firstly ill start off with the incident that sparked by eventual realease of this emotion. Point1. Got up this mornin with an hour to spare before the third day of the test started so decided id drive up the street to get some supplies with such a big weekend of sport upon me. After pulling out of my street i end up behind an L plater (on an aprillia rs250 mind you) so having just started riding myself i make sure i give him plenty of room. Every time he slows down for the lights he nearly falls off the thing and once they go green he nearly falls off everytime as well.After witnessing this i decide to switch to the left lane to get right out of the way.Again there is a red light and this leaves me right next to him. Once we get going again he is appraoched with a right hand corner and luckily after already seeing his riding skills on display i slow down to stay behind him and surprise surprise he runs the corner so wide he ends up half in my lane before standing it up and getting back into the right. At the next set of lights i pull up next to him and politely say that it might be a good idea if he gets a little more practice off the road for his own sake and get to know the bike a little better. In reply to that i get a muffled what the F would you know through the helmet before he takes off with the light still red and nearly getting cleaned up on the way through. Thankfully for myself i resisted the urge to chase after him and beat the living piss out of him... Despite the circumstances that wouldnt have really proved a whole lot. This concludes my first point. Why the hell is it so easy to get your L's on a bike as soon as you turn 18 and ride around on your own? To drive a car you have to spend much more time on the road under instruction from parents or the like to begin learning both the road rules and how to drive the car itself before going out on your own. Point 2 And then there is the people that do know how to ride their machines but choose to come flying past you at twice the speed limit on the inside or do wheelies past you on the highway. And what bothers me most is when a bikes splits between two cars at crazy speeds on the highway. These sorts of things seem to happen way to often considering the small amount of bikes on the road compared to cars. And what makes me most angry about this is although they are going twice the limit and passing you on the wrong side they have the nerve to give me the finger if i dont see them. For fcuks sake what can you do in that situation???? Conclusion Im not saying that cars are always in the right(very far from it) because everyone makes mistakes, its part of being human. What does bother me though is that when there is 1000 cars to every bike on the road( i have no idea of the actual statistics) theres a bloody good chance that if someone does wrong by you they are gonna be in a car simple as that. I also realise that that the end result when someone in a car makes a mistake and hits a rider is alot worse. To me though thats the choice i make when i ride, i know what can happen to me and therefore acknowledge the risk. I now reach my main point. Even after just saying that cars massively outnumber bikes on the road i in all honestly i see more dangerous situations occur where a bike is at fault, have more bikes cut me off than cars and have more bike s sit right up my ass regardless of the current road speed( even on the highway). The question i ask is what does this say for the skill level of australias riders? And maybe instead of everyone complaining about these incidents(myself included) we should spend more time honing our own skills and doing rider/driver safety skills courses and the like and just worry about preventing these situations through our own skill. Thanks everyone for listening i really needed to get that out. I look forward to reading the opinions of others even though i know most will disagree with mine. But thats beside the point, was better to say this now than be screaming it at the next person that proves me right whilst bludgeoning them with the closest blunt object.