In the words of Karl O’Callaghan, WA’s Commissioner of Police:
“It is often said that WA drivers are among the most discourteous in the nation and that Australian drivers generally have a low consideration for other road users. Having driven in other countries I cannot unequivocally state that Australians are the worst drivers, but they are certainly not among the best.
The latest war of words between drivers and cyclists, however, puts our worst attitudes on display.
This is not a pro-cycling opinion column although I will declare up front that I regularly swap between cycling; riding a motorbike and driving a can. Although all three modes of transport are subject to the occasional blast of vitriol, cyclists cop more than their fair share.
Read the whole article here: O’Callaghan on cyclists and drivers