We've all read the threads where someone wants/or has actually chased like hell to catch up to a car @ a stop sign/red light to "vent a little frustration" because the motorist got a little too close. Or perhaps has even taken it a step further & actually taken physical action against said motorist. I think all experienced cyclists can distinguish a friendly "toot-toot" of a car horn as compared to a long,steady blast
or the "laying on the horn" which roughly translates "get the f*ck off the road a**hole or even worse you're on a narrow road & half of a double wide moblile home is rapidly approaching from behind. So what I wondered is this? How many acknowledge those "good" motorists? With a small wave, large wave, just a slight lift of the hand off the bar? Maybe saying thanks @ the stop sign/red light if they maybe pulled over & gave you plenty of room when they passed. I believe there are those motorists out there that do actually see us & respect our right to ride on the public roadways.