Firstly I will point out that I am fully aware that my own carelessness led to this near miss. I was riding along Grange Road, Glenhuntly approaching the Neerim Rd intersection when I had to pull up behind a line of cars that were stationary due to a car waiting to turn right at the lights. I did a quick mirror check and only saw a car in the left lane about 200 odd meters away. Without indicating I moved into the left lane to overtake the stationary cars. It was at this moment that I realised that I should have performed a full head check as suddenly my mirrors were filled with headlights and a horn was blaring at me. Slightly shaken and feeling angry at myself for being so careless I sped up to give myself distance from the car I had just cut off. Now this is where things got a bit scary. Suddenly a silver car pulled up next to me in the same lane nearly forcing me into oncoming traffic. The driver started yelling abuse at me for swerving in front of him, screaming that I was a moron and had nearly died. At this point I decided that slowing down and letting him go ahead of me would be the safest course of action. I eased off the throttle to let him go past when he leant out of the car and grabbed hold of my arm. Not being able to get a good grip on me he decided to push me into the opposite lane instead. In a panic I hit the rear brake and kicked out at his car which luckily caused him to give up the assault and swerve into the left lane again. Quite shaken I slowed down and readied to stop at the approaching red light. When I pulled up at the lights the guy slammed on his brakes and got out of his car. At this point I thought I had a fight on my hands however it turned out he just wanted to abuse me some more. Yelling at the top of his lungs did I realise how close I had come to being killed I heatedly pointed out that yes I did realise that I had nearly died twice. The first time as an accident and the second time as a deliberate act of violence. Despite the heated argument I made sure I let him know that I knew I was at fault and somewhat apologised for causing the situation however I made sure to let him know in no uncertain terms that if he ever tried to push me whilst I was riding it would end much differently for him than me admitting blame and letting it go. How would you guys have handled this situation? I was angry enough to go the guy due to his road rage however didnâ€™t as I was feeling a bit shaken and guilty of causing it at the same time. In the end I am taking this as a lesson learned and will always headcheck before changing lanes from now on.