I was riding to work this morning when I was struck by a car. It was just a regular morning start. When leaving my house I have a routine where I let the engine warm up part of the way and then I ride gently for a couple of blocks. By the time I reach the main road the engine is warm and I can proceed a little more briskly. Anyway, travelling downhill I pass through a roundabout two street away from my house while am still gently warming the engine. I took it even slower than usual as the overnight rains had left a lot of runoff dirt through the intersection. So, as I enter the roundabout I see a P-plater approaching the roundabout from my left. It was 8:20 in the morning, the sun was out and my bike is one of the models that has two headlights lit up rather than one. 'They're bound to have seen me' I thought. Apparently not. The car wasn't even travelling very fast at the time, she just didn't stop. I was almost clear but she clipped the end of my swingarm. The bike ended up sliding on the right hand side, leading to some damaged fairing, indicator and exhaust. There is also the point where she hit the swingarm, it may need replacing. Talking to the driver (my opening line was something along the vein of 'How the f#%@ did you not see me?') after the collision she claimed that she hadn't seen me at all because she was watching a car on the other side of the intersection. Pretty weak - at the time I entered the roundabout there wasn't anything approaching from the right. My suspicion is that she was on the phone (which of course I can't prove) Anyway, right of way was clearly mine (I entered the roundabout from her right, already in the intersection and she struck the rear of my bike) so its just an insurance claim. She didn't know the details of the insurance though as it was her parents car - there may not be any! Just as well I shelled out for comprehensive. I was a bit shaken at the time so although I got her number I forgot to write down her rego. One thing that annoyed me was her claim that she was 'such a careful driver'. Heard the exact same phrase from another driver last Monday who backed out of her son's driveway without looking and rammed my car which was parked on the other side of the street. Take care amongst the cages - because they aren't.