When I started riding about 8 years ago I learned a lot from this forum by reading about all your near misses and crashes, so, since I had one of my own on Friday, I wanted to post about it here. Also, I need to vent I was on my way to uni, travelling in a 50 zone. When I was about 4-5 metres from an oncoming car in the other lane, the young female driver attempted a right turn across my lane. She was oblivious of my presence. I knew immediately when she started turning it was too late: There was not enough space to avoid a collision. A few expletives went through my head as I applied my brakes to the best of my ability, and I steered the bike a little to the left at the last moment, just before impact, so I was flung sideways onto her windscreen, but not before I felt my foot get caught between the bike and her car for a split second. Above the waste I felt fine, but my right leg was in a lot of pain. I feared the worst but it turned out, after a trip to the hospital, that my only injury is a sprained foot/ankle and a little bruising. Miraculously the bike stayed upright, leaning against her car bonnet for support. Besides a few scratches on the handle bar, and perhaps a couple of scratches on the side, it came away unscathed. (TTR250 btw) Anyway, I did not expect her to turn right in front of me, but I should have. If I had have expected her to, I might have had a better reaction time. Yes, it was her fault, the crash was unavoidable after she made her turn, and this makes me angry, but still, I feel a little disappointed in myself as well. I was travelling in the right hand wheel track, which meant I couldn't steer away from it. I had no where to go. In saying that, I prefer to travel in the right hand wheel track because I believe it makes me more visible to drivers in the other lane, and it makes me feel like I'm "owning my lane". Anyone have any thoughts on this? Would travelling in the left hand wheel track be safer in this instance, or in the centre of my lane? I feel that I got away pretty lucky in this collision. If this happened at higher speeds it would have been much worse. Now my wife wants me to give up the bike. I say never.