So going for an appointment on Glenferrie Road Malvern, heading south, last Friday, probably about ten AM, traffic is heavy as this is a "high street" type situation with shops on both sides and tram tracks. I'm enjoying filtering past cars at lights down the busy street and feeling pretty good about myself and my l33t bike skillz. I pass the destination on my right so I want to chuck a right hand turn into Stanhope St. and park up. Traffic is busy both ways. I stop (briefly) on the tram tracks waiting to turn right - an oncoming car also wants to turn right. Great, I think, I can quickly turn right while traffic stops behind him as he's blocking half the remaining lane (it's two lanes each way but the first lane is mostly blocked with parked cars). WRONG ASSUMPTION. A volvo comes moving up on the inside of the car turning right just as I turn across.... I think "Oh shit" but luckily for me the driver is alert and stops rapidly, avoiding t-boning me. I continue my turn into Stanhope and park up all the time thinking "lalalalala I'm just pretending that never happened". Later I thought about it more and gave myself an swift uppercut. Completely my fault - I made a split second decision to take advantage of the guy turning right ASSUMING that traffic would stop behind him. I was LUCKY the volvo driver (yes I know what you were thinking about volvo drivers earlier) was alert enough to see me turning across him and responded quickly. I would have copped the grill, bonnet and possible windscreen in short order and being side-on my left-leg would not have been in very good shape, who knows about the rest of me. I reckon he was doing about 20-30km/h before braking. Of course I should have sat tight in the road centre and waited til I had a better feeling for what oncoming traffic would do. The guy turning right was not going anywhere in any case due to heavy traffic going in my direction. I made a spur of the moment decision and got away with it, but it was not a nice feeling to realise that I was relying on the alertness of a cager (Volvo cager no less) to prevent me from a trip to the hospital or worse. On the positive side this is one of the few times since I started riding where I have really felt that I made a big mistake and put myself in harms way, particularly regarding other traffic. Learning is fun. Scene of the crime/my stupidity here. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=263+g...=CPI7flfFCMhWFhZeUj0hjA&cbp=11,179.84,,1,20.1 And thanks to Mr Volvo for being on the ball too.