It was extremely low speed, but still... I'd like to know how this could be avoidable. Corner of Parra road / Norton St, Leichhardt. I'm one to filter to the front whenever there's an opportunity, and this time, a two lane road, i could see the two cars in front of me sitting at the red light, no room for me to squeeze in between them. I check the rear mirrors. Van is slowing down behind me as i stab my brakes. Come to a complete stop behind the lead car, van behind me also a complete stop. My right foot goes down as i begin to flick into neutral when suddenly i was bolted forward. I grabbed the front brake to prevent smashing into the car in front. My first though was: "did i stall even though i had the clutch pulled in?" But i look into my mirror again, and the van driver behind me is frantically checking out the rear of my bike, sticking his head out his window, a frantic look on his face. So i put two and two together. I indicated for him to turn into Norton st. I get off and check the damage on the bike. Since it was extremely low speed there was no big damage (i checked again when i got to work 5 mins later, my rego is cracked on the left side). Driver was extremely apologetic and wanting to shake hands. I let him go after seeing there was no damage and after recording his license plate. So NR, when one is unable to filter to the front and forced to sit in a queue, how can one minimise / avoid being rear ended like this? Is it even possible?