A few years ago, I had a scary incident with a cabbie in Uptown. I was on Clark near Wilson, headed for the Loop. The cabbie had pulled over to pick up a fare, and I passed him. A minute later, he zoomed up from behind me and passed me on the left, then slowed down when he was beside me, trying to force me into the parked cars. I hit the brakes and dropped behind him to avoid being squashed. He slowed down more. I stopped and waited, hoping he'd go on his way. He paused at a stop sign, then pulled out slowly. I started rolling again, slowly. He kept going slow. A car pulled out in front of him. I tried to pass on the left while there was a break in oncoming traffic. He moved over the center line, pushing me further over, and closed the gap between him and the car ahead of him. I was yelling at him to leave me alone, and he was yelling things to the effect that "bikes don't belong on the road." A light changed ahead, and there was oncoming traffic again and not enough time to pass both cars, even with a hard sprint. I hit the brakes again and dropped behind him over to the curb, where I pulled out my phone and called 911. I waited until I could see him over 2 blocks ahead before I started to roll again. As I pulled out from the curb, Randy Neufeld was coming down the street. Can't think of too many times when I've been so glad to see a friendly face.
I got his license plate, but I didn't call the cops. What he said technically wasn't assault (I don't think; I'm not a lawyer), but I felt extremely threatened. Obviously if he'd threatened to kill me or showed me a gun I would have called the police.
My worst motorist experience happened with a bus.... Anyone know who to call to complain about road rage specifically for CTA and cabs?