i ride a vespa occasionally and see the lack of respect people give scooters. i could never work out why until this happened to me twice in a week. Case A: on my bandit i am at the front left lane of 3 lanes going north. i clearly have no need to split, i am at the front. the ford laser to my right is fine, the 4wd on his right is also waiting for the green. a beat-up chinese scooter splits between me and the ford...on the centre line between the 2 lanes and diagonally pointing across my bike.... does he seriously think his underpowered piece of crap is going to beat my 1200 cc bike? does this moron have no idea of etiquette amongst motorcycles? is he that oblivious to other road users? I shift into first, move directly across him and rev the crap out of my non stock muffler, into his face. on the green i slowly take off. Case B: paused in traffic, I see another scooter rider approaching, this time a vespa. he splits to the front past me and bumps two different cars' mirrors. a double! he keeps going and clearly pisses off the drivers...no stopping. wtf? can we hand out an etiquette book to these people when they get their licences? do they think because they are riding small bikes the rules or common sense don't apply?