I don't know how far-reaching this story has been; but a Portland road rage incident took an interesting twist last weekend. I'll leave the story-telling to Jonathan Maus at bikeportland.org if you'll promise to return for my commentary:
Cyclist meets driver with a twist
So, as cyclist/driver relations have always been a pet topic of mine ( Post #1, post #2, post #3, post #4, post #5, post #6, post #7, post #8) I cannot pass this one by without comment. And, this story only galvanizes what I've said before - you never really know who that cyclist (or driver) may be. In this case, the driver happened to be one of Portland's biggest cycling advocates.
Ultimately, the bottom line here is this: respect for each other on the road is the only way we will mutually move toward a symbiotic relationship. All users of the road have a certain set of responsibilities and rights and shirking those is not a progressive course.
RUNNING STOP SIGNS AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON YOUR BIKE DOES NOT MAKE YOU COOL!
While riding or driving, obeying the law and riding or driving predictably keeps you and others alive.
Get over yourself, ride safely, and be happier.