It seems Columbia, Missouri has just passed an ordinance making it a crime for motorists to "harass" cyclists. From the Columbia Missourian:
"The ordinance, which is modeled after similar ordinances in South Carolina and Colorado, makes it a misdemeanor to do the following: throw an object at or in the direction of a cyclist, threatening a cyclist to frighten or disturb the cyclist, sounding a horn with the intention to frighten or disturb a cyclist, knowingly placing a cyclist in the path of physical injury, or knowingly engaging in conduct that creates a risk of death or serious physical injury for a cyclist.
"Residents cited a number of reasons for their support and shared horror stories from bike riding. The tales ranged from waking up facedown in ditches to having ashtrays dumped on their heads. The consensus among supporters was that the ordinance would help protect them on the streets."
I had friends in San Luis Obispo who had been victims of such behavior. What are your experiences here in the Bay Area?
Did you know SVBC has an incident report page? If you've been the victim of aggressive driving or have witnessed such an incident, let us know!