Just an observation: i've been pleasantly surprised with how good motorists have been in Sydney recently. Drivers have given me nice gaps, long indications, conservative merges for weeks now. I think that the weekday commuters are well used to having motorbikes do reckless shit so give me a wide birth?
People always seem to bitch about drivers (and fuck, it only takes one to kill you), so credit where credit is due. Keep it up Sydney north commuter-drivers.
What do people think? Standard of drivers in Australia improving?
(massive edit: i still cry with how bad drivers are every time i go through the city, but I think awareness of cyclists and motorcyclists is improving.)