I had to look at the calendar to make sure it wasn't the first of April. During a radio piece on NPR about bike commuting in Los Angeles, I heard a citizen motorist state calmly that she felt free to "buzz" (pass really closely to) bicyclists because they annoyed her. Her comment remained unchallenged by the interviewer, much to my disgust. A society which fails to challenge aggressive actions by citizens who essentially put others in physical peril by driving cars (which can be deadly weapons) too closely, is not truly civil. Perhaps the last decade of wars has made some callous, but to fail to point out that aggressive driving is legally actionable and potentially fatal to unprotected bicyclists, is in my opinion a glaring journalistic lapse. I already submitted my negative comment to the national editorial staff, not that I think that it would make much difference after the fact.