I ain't afraid.
This is pretty much true of automobile drivers also.This may be true........partially. My observation is that stronger more competitive road riders seem to get in more accidents than more recreational riders. Note that I'm not talking about city commuters, but rather those of us who ride because we want to, not because we have to.
Yeah, I had a guy take a wide turn onto the street I was riding and brush me with his side view mirror. I didn't go down, but rode the bike harder than I ever did, before or since, trying to catch him. Every time I caught up the traffic cleared or the light changed before I got my hands on him, until I finally lost him.and one time I had a driver swerve into the clearly marked bike lane so the passenger could take a swipe at my handlebars when I was going down hill at over 20mph.
Ride like no one sees you. Heck, people don't see police cars with flashing lights on the side of the road, so what chance do we have?
There's a lot of "Do as I say, not as I do" happening out on them mean streets.Everthing I have read above reinforces my personal credo, "it's ok for someone to deliberately do something egregious but not ok for anyone else to do anything they don't like".
An example might be.....their aggressive driving cuts me off in traffic but if someone else drives the speed limit for example, it's a problem".