The cyclists seen here was traveling down a narrow road in a NYC neighborhood when a minivan begins to get impatient with the cyclist's pace.
The driver of the minivan repeatedly attempts to pull in front of the cyclists in a dangerous manner. When the car gets too close the cyclists knocks on the car to alert the driver of the close distance.
At this point the driver's rage intensifies. Once again the driver pulls into oncoming traffic, this time blocking the lane completely. He then steps out of the car and begins to harass the cyclist. He tells the cyclists he cannot ride int he middle of the street, which is the legal and safest way to ride a bicycle on a narrow road.
As the arguments continue the cyclist is soon surrounded by community members taking the side of the driver. Finally, another driver sees the harassment and comes to the aid of the cyclist.
What do you think is the best course of action to take against dangerous drivers? Is tapping on the side of the car acceptable when you see yourself in danger?
What about when you are confronted with a driver? What do you believe is the best way to handle this situation?