I have had my bike for about a month now. EVERY near miss - starting with 2 in the first 2 days - has been by a young woman driver. So - and I am being serious here not sexist - are young women somehow "blind" to bikes? I mean to put it in perspective. I remember when my 3 kids were little - boy age 5, girl 3 and boy 1 - a motorbike went past as we were standing in the street. The 2 boys craned their necks to see what was making the noise while my daughter just kept playing with me. I remember thinking boys and girls are programmed differently then. SO day 1 - a young woman follows a guy into a rest area off the highway as I am exiting. I see her not looking and move off the side as she comes in and she suddenly looks horrified as she sees me at the last minute. DAY 2 - I stopped in a town for lunch off highway and slowly about 40kph going back to highway when young woman drives through in intersection without looking - I see her and slow so she finally sees me and brakes and stops in front of me. I swerve and miss. NOW I can give you chapter and verse of several more - woman looking straight at me and driving into roundabout I am on already. Woman who looked straight at me as she runs red light just as I am about to turn right etc etc So today after a young woman realizes she is about to change lanes into me and waves to say sorry (which I acknowledged) I am left to wonder if they are seriously programmed not to see a bike. Or see them at the last minute. Ladies - you can say what you like about guys but remember it is not the question I am asking.