I have a question I'd like to ask you all. Left turning cars and cars pulling out in front of motorcyclists in general are widely held to be the biggest threat to a motorcyclists's good health, if we are just looking at multi-vehicle incidents. From the Hurt Report: I'm curious to why this is such a common accident then. Obviously, the Hurt Report is quite old, but today there is still a lot of accidents with people either turning left or just pulling out in front of motorcyclists. I have NEVER had this happen to me yet when on an actual motorcycle. I pay attention to where I am in my lane. I avoid travelling much faster than the prevailing traffic speed when going through intersections. And I watch any car that is planning on entering the road where I am. I also cover the brakes when going through threatening interesections or areas. My jacket is a bright yellow, Olympia AST. This jacket is seen and further more, people take a double look at it when they do see it. Today I saw some lady start to pull a left infront of me but she ended up seeing me and I think she was scared half to death. I actually felt bad for her as her face was white when I passed. In contrast, due to my speed and attention, I was neither surprised nor scared, and to be honest, I was far enough a way that whatever the lady did, I would have been able to stop, slow, or adjust heading to avoid an accident. So, do you guys think that it is simple "luck" that is keeping me safe? Perhaps I'm living in a safer place than others? My jacket can be seen and thus saves me? Or am I just that good. But it seems that accidents stemming from cars pulling out should be very rare because: If you wear bright colors, you will likely be seen. If you drive as fast as other cars or even slower, when you are seen, the other driver will not underestimate you speed. Left turning cars are widely held to be a huge threat, thus, you are more likely to be looking for them, compared to say, someone rear ending you, which has less "air time" on forums and motorcycle safety discussions. Related: you are looking forward (hopefully) and thus, threats will already be in your area of vision. Or are these accidents actually pretty rare, but my info from the Hurt Report is just too out of date?