Yup, I ride with assumptions that I'm invisible and that they're all out to get me! Never ever think they will give you right-of-way even if it's legally yours!
I recall seeing 1996 NHTSA stat showing 75% of all traffic fatalities occur at intersections. Which I assume involves pedestrians as well. And that 4% of fatalities occur on highways where fastest speeds occur. Cops need to be watching intersections more...1. Approximately ¾ of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, most often a passenger automobile.
6. In multiple vehicle accidents, 2/3 of the accidents are caused by the other vehicle violating the motorcycle's right-of-way.
8. Deliberate hostile action by a motorist against a motorcycle rider is a rare accident cause. The most frequent accident configuration is the motorcycle proceeding straight then the automobile makes a left turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle.
10. Intersections are the most likely place for the motorcycle accident, with the other vehicle violating the motorcycle's right-of-way, and often violating other traffic controls (i.e., changing lanes, running the light or stop sign, etc.).
16. The average speed of a motorcycle prior to an accident is 29.8 mph, 21.5 mph at the time of impact, and in only 1/1000 of cases is speed approximately 86 mph at the time of impact.