Finally, a newspaper has the guts to say what needs to be said.
And there are clearly issues with enforcement. Police are either unable or unwilling to prosecute reckless drivers who need to know they will be held accountable for their lack of action.
The terrible thing about this event is not just its stupidity and aggression. It's how common it has become on Sydney's streets. As a spokeswoman from the lobby group Bicycle NSW says, they are contacted every day by a cyclist wanting to report a near miss with a motorist.
While most road users will condemn this type of behaviour there is a significant and vocal minority who think cyclists have no right to be on the road and it's OK to harass, abuse and even injure them. Led on by shock jocks and some rabid sections of the media, they have incited a war between cyclists and motorists.
It'll take a miracle to make our politicians change their ways. There are some riders among our political establishment who really don't do anything about countering the shock jocks and rabid sections of the media, nor their anti-bike rider colleagues in parliament.