I was on a group road ride, riding single file, on a road marked as a state bike route, when a guy driving a pickup truck swerved in front of us, and slammed on his brakes in in the middle of the road. Another rider and I ended up bouncing off the tailgate. My friend broke his collarbone and I lucked out with just a lot of bruises. The driver got out of his car and started cursing us all out for riding on the road. We called 911, but he drove away before the police came. Long story short, it went to court, and he got off the charges of reckless driving...the judge said if the charges had been "careless driving" he would have been charged. Then the judge began lecturing me and my cyclist friend with the broken collarbone about "holding up traffic" on the roads, running stop signs, etc., when neither of us do that; we try to follow the rules of the road and be as courteous as we can. Unfortunately there's a large group of racers who train here who have a terrible reputation of hogging the road, running stop signs, giving the finger to drivers, and the rest of us get lumped into that group and judged as if we were them. So when incidents do happen here where the driver is clearly at fault, it's rare that the driver gets charged.