TAC commissioned reports like that by Dr Marcus Wigan highlighting the benefits of lanesplitting and recommending advanced stop lines at traffic lights go a long way to supporting what we all know - lane splitting is just common sense when it comes from getting a vehicle from A to B. Ocassionally it can go pear shaped with the odd mirror kiss or a dodgy car lane change. For the most part, we riders can negotiate a very long line of traffic very easily, using skills taught in our licence test (slow ride in thin box area), and we do it without incident. But what is it about the practise that really gets up motorist's noses? I personally have experienced a lot of angst from people who just plain don't like me going past them. "Queue jumpers...", "Maniacs...", "That's bloody illegal..." lots of hot air, but no real reasons why they hate it so much. A cyclist breezes by them, they think nothing... a pedestrian is walking faster than the traffic snarl, they don't yell abuse at him... what is it about us that they hate?