Figures, close calls just after you get done telling a friends mother (friend interested in getting a bike and licence - my fault) that yes its a risk, but if you keep an eye out and keep alert you reduce that risk by a huge margin... I was here... http://www.whereis.com/nsw/lovedale/489-wine-country-dr?id=76EE6AF47311F9 The picture attached below is oriented north... and the road is an 80kph road. This is actually <1km from where a paramedic was killed due to injuries sustained in an accident on his motorbike about 6 weeks ago where a car did a u-turn across double lines and he plouged into it at ~90kph, poor sod. Also, i cant draw for shit . Anyway, I was approaching from the north side to this intersection, and noticed a white camry approaching very rapidly with their right indicator on, so i did a quick mirror check to see how close the following cars were and backed off the go-juice, dropped a couple of gears, down to say... 55 - 60kph. Sure enough the car cut across my nose. No big deal, i think, saw that coming, and heaps of room to spare (15... 20 metres). I get back on the throttle and check my right mirror again to see if the traffic is closing quick (ie, do i need to be spirited about it or just cruise back up to speed), and just look up see about it when said white camry merged into me from the left. I took to the oncoming lane as it was clear, rather then braking to move in behind, giving my brain a moment to work out what on earth had just happened. In my hindsight opinion, the dude was obviously in a rush to get turned around and back on the road to beat the small stream of traffic behind me (most had come off broke road, not me holding them up ). Anyway, I looked at the car in disbelief for a moment, the driver happily staring ahead, not realising what had happened, and me still trying to work out how they had managed to turn so fast - very very fast obviously - absolutely no time taken to look at traffic... and a quick glance in my left mirror showed a cloud of dust from the intersection. As my brain caught up to the rest of me, i moved back toward said car, me still in the clear from anything oncoming, and hammered at the drivers window for all i was worth . How i didnt break it ill never know. I shouted something to the rough effect of "you stupid mothering blind fu dic!" (looks better then **********'s). The look of horror on the drivers face (who, unsurprisingly, was asian) was priceless. He clearly had no idea what a ridiculous thing he had just done. He pulled over shortly there after and then i felt a lot safer continuing on my way, rather then being behind him. The driver that was behind me gave me a clap >. No wonder i drink. edit: adding 's instead of ****'s.