My late night practice sessions have led me to commuting to uni, work and elsewhere. I've accumulated a few experiences regarding traffic and had some questions about incidents that occurred to me: On a 50 road in a populated area, indicating right into a sidestreet. There are two lanes I am on the one closest to the right turn. I'm parked pretty much in between the two lanes and a car goes by me *almost* knocking my leg. Maybe he felt in control but that was way too close for comfort. I'm wondering whether from now I should turn my bike to face the right turn and block as much of the lane as possible so people don't decide to fly by me sharing the lane? maybe this was a one-off and I was just lucky. You can see a car starting to pull out in front of you, what are you looking at and considering when you decide to speed up or slow down? When coming up into a cars blindspot I try to stay as close to his mirrors as possible (so I'm within their field of view) once I come up too close for him to see me I try and accelerate rapidly up to his front window or ahead of him - so he sees me and doesn't decide to merge into me. Is there anything to this, do you guys do it? Another thing is how do you use your lane? I try move around mine as much as possible. When there are no cars right next to me I'll stay as close to the line as possible (I want to take up as much room as possible so people can stay away), and if there are cars next to me I'll move to the center or edge of the lane so I can have more response time if they decide to merge into me. When in heavy traffic do you guys try accelerate out of blind spots as much as possible and then slow?