A person commits harassment [a misdemeanor] if, with intent to harass or with knowledge that the person is harassing another person, the person:
TAUNTS OR MALICIOUSLY THROWS AN OBJECT AT OR IN THE DIRECTION OF A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY
With cyclists being defined as a vulnerable user.
Seriously? It should be specifically made a crime to “taunt” police officers in ways that causes them (and would cause a reasonable person) to be seriously annoyed? And bicyclists and skateboarders, too? I’m all for barring maliciously throwing objects at people on the road, but what does taunting have to do with that? And while some taunting might be criminal in other ways (e.g., if it’s a threat, or if it is a challenge to a fight), I don’t see much need to add a prohibition on taunting more generally — yet oddly limited to just taunting of police officers, bicyclists, and the like.
Of course the WABA code doesn't use the word "taunt" which seems to be his main complaint about it. But if the point of banning taunting is to ban distracting or intimidating others, that seems reasonable. Voloch argues that those things are already illegal, but I'm not entirely clear that they are.