I've been commuting for around two months now and only just had my first close call this morning. In short, I was riding along a three-lane main road in the outside lane, at approximately the same speed as the other two lanes, which was only about 40km/hr. The speed limit is 70km/hr and I had a bit of free space in front of me, so decided to give it a quick squirt. About a second later, a cager in the middle lane decides to duck into my lane just as I entered his blind spot, where I'm now travelling at around 70km/hr. Luckily I didn't forget all my roadcraft and was in the left-hand wheel track, so had time to see him changing lanes and quickly jump hard on the brakes (without locking up). The car missed me by about a foot - not terribly close, but enough to scare me just a little. Now, despite the fact the cager was in the wrong, I should have known better and lucky for me I kind of anticipated it, so was quickly on the brakes and managed to avoid an accident. Despite the fact it was a fairly boring near-miss, I hope someone else besides myself can learn from my mistake and stay rubber side down. Safe riding.