I came across a great blog article today regarding drivers honking at cyclists, its increasing frequency, and the increasing heat between cyclists and motorists. This should be of great concern to everyone and the turmoil of the economy, environment, etc just are not the right ingredients to give people better attitudes towards one another. But in hard times I would say we need more than ever to be patient out there.
Taking an offensive approach on one side or the other only instigates further animosity towards cyclists by drivers. By the same token, when riders are all over the road it is easy to be frustrated.
Check out the article at the link below, and ride safe!