10 weeks into my 'L's ... riding to work and back each day and loving it. I have had a few close calls, one or two because I didnt pay enough attention to potential problems. There is a situation, however, that keeps occuring and I am wondering if its my fault?? When travelling in the left lane ( as I usually do ), I generally sit in the centre, then veer to the right side of the lane when passing any street to my left, so I have maximum view of any vehicle approaching the intersection. ( and visa versa ). When there is a vehicle there, I usually also cover my brakes, slow a little and keep an eye on the car just in case it decides to make the turn ( left or right ). Quite a few occasions I have had cars just turning in front of me. One actually paused as i approached, and I am SURE we eyeballed eachother, so I continued on .. low and behold HE TAKES OFF !!! I still had brakes covered, slowed quickly to an almost stop, before going around him. Are drivers really THAT blind?? is it me??? I have now been flashing my highbeams on and off whenever i see a vehicle that may travel into my path .. just to be SURE He/She sees me. I would appreciate anyone advice as to what they do to ensure they do NOT become roadkill to one of these blind, dumbass, ignoramis drivers.