I commute every day and log a lot of miles. Mostly, I am impressed by the generosity and care of Seattle drivers. However, I've also had some really frightening experiences caused by raging nutcases - sometimes threatening my life. (and oddly they all seem to be near the same intersection - 8th and Market).
A while back, a driver was using the bike lane to pass other cars at the red light. That is, until I was in his way and refused to give up the bike lane for his car. He cursed at me and shouted a threat to run me off the road. And now today, I had a similar encounter with a guy who actually almost did cause me to crash. I had the presence of mind to take his license number and inform him I wasn't going to fight him, I was going to call the police. He sped off. I didn't call the police.
My question - Should I report these guys? On one hand, it happens roughly 3 times a year as much as I ride, and I don't want to be the annoying, frequent-caller to the non-emergency police line. On the other hand, someone should tell these nuts that they should calm down a little. (or a lot).