Los Angeles council OKs law protecting cyclists from harassment – latimes.com

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bicycle-law-20110721,0,3219222.story

Good stuff. We should get something like this in the UK.

The ordinance … makes it a crime for drivers to threaten cyclists verbally or physically, and allows victims of harassment to sue in civil court without waiting for the city to press criminal charges.