Yesterday on my commute home I witnessed the most outrageous driving\nbehavior I've ever seen. Traffic in all lanes on southbound Highway\n101 through San Jose was moving at around 30 MPH as drivers a couple\nmiles further south were merging at the airport and Highway 87 ramps.\nI was lanesplitting between the two left-most lanes, and about 50\nyards ahead of me was another motorcyclist doing the same.\n\nAs this other motorcyclist came close to a gold-colored Chevy Tahoe,\nthe Tahoe pulled half-way into the left median, straddling the yellow\nline. Drivers sometimes do this to help motorcyclists lanesplit\ncleanly so the behavior wasn't unusual. However, as this other\nmotorcyclist pulled alongside the Tahoe the driver swerved sharply at\nthe motorcyclist, causing him and the cars around him to brake hard\nand scatter to avoid colliding.\n\nAfter a few moments the traffic re-composed itself and this other\nmotorcyclist found himself again behind the Tahoe. Once again, the\nTahoe started straddling the yellow line, inviting the other\nmotorcyclist to take another pass. This he did, but this time he used\na gap in the lane to the right to give the Tahoe a wider berth. In\nresponse, the Tahoe swerved back to the right and the passenger leaned\nout the window and tried to grab at the motorcyclist as he passed!\n\nBy this time I was just a couple of car lengths back and could see the\ntwo young male chuckleheads in the Tahoe laughing and having a great\ntime with their murderous antics. Fortunately the other motorcyclist\nwas able to stay out of the Tahoe's grasp and get away cleanly. At\nthis point the Tahoe saw me approaching and did the same move to\nstraddle the yellow line, thinking they could invite me to continue\ntheir game. Instead I memorized their license plate and moved over a\ncouple of lanes to the right, putting several cars between us as I\nlanesplit out of their reach.\n\nAs soon as I got home I called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and\nrelayed the incident to the emergency operator. Of course the CHP\ncan't really do anything about a phoned-in complaint unless an officer\ncan catch the alleged perpetrator in the act, but at least there's a\nrecord of a complaint. I imagine that this isn't the first or last\ntime these psychopaths will engage in this (or other) reckless\nbehavior, and maybe this incident can come back to haunt them in the\nfuture.\n\nIn the meantime, I'm documenting this incident and publicizing the\nTahoe's California license plate:\n\n4XSS478\n\nAll drivers, not just motorcyclists, should watch out for this vehicle\nand its occupants. Shame on them!