warthog1 wrote:Had a bogan in a commodore buzz past me 6 inches off the elbow yesterday on the way to work.
So I duly gave him the finger at which point I saw the brake lights flash on briefly.
I was on my tt bike so cranked it up to a touch over 40 on the gradual rise. Thought he had seen my angry face in the mirror and thought better of it. However after letting a couple of cars past he slowed so we could have a discussion.
I informed him that he "needs to leave at least a metre clearance when passing a bike".
His come back was " do you pay rego?'
Me: "Yes on two cars, and I am licenced too"
Him " do you pay rego while you are riding that?"
Me "rego pays for insurance and that is all it pays for." Not quite right but it was my comeback at the time.
Anyway he drove off at this point, and that was that. Hopefully I don't see the turkey again
You sound far more polite than I suspect I would be in similar circumstances. When it has occasionally come up in conversations (not on road), my usual response is along the lines of rego is paid on the vehicle weight, so as a bike weighs about 1/200 of a car, rego for a bike would be about $1