I had the misfortune today to follow, I'm only hoping a newly promoted P plate rider, on a ZZR250 from Lansvale and 2/3rds along Woodville Rd before I thankfully turned off. In dozens of lane changes both myself and my GF observed and commented that this rider did NOT do one head check ! His UP gear changes consisted of, clutch in change gear and dump the clutch, the rough changes where both embarrassing to watch and causing the bike to lurch and rider to jerk backwards every gear change. Stopping at a set of lights was almost as bad .... It didn't matter what gear he was in or what speed, but as soon as the lights started there cycle from orange, he would pull the clutch in shift down to neutral, let the clutch back out an 'coast' up to the lights ... sometimes this would be 200mtrs or more ! Dont even ask me about stopping at the lights .. both feet down and still had trouble keeping the bike balanced. I hate to say it, but watching this guy gave me only one thought, and as much as I hate to say it , an accident waiting to happen with his lack off demonstrated skills for a "P" plate rider. I would have loved to have tried to get his attention and pull over to ask if he had any riding buddies to help him along etc, but I did not want to endanger him or anyone else by trying to get my ute close enough without seeming threatening etc, his riding and lane changing was just too erratic. I'd love to know how he passed his test while not being able to 'smoothly' change gears and selecting neutral whilst coming to a stop.