If you ride on the sidewalk then no one is out to kill you. If you ride in rush hour traffic, in a group of 20 children, who are trying to piss everyone off, then all bets are off.
I ride in traffic. I either keep up with the cars and follow the laws, or get out of the way.
And defensive biking is 10x more important than defensive driving. You have no mass as a biker. Each of those cars can kill you. Ride accordingly!
When I drive, it’s a 4 door Tundra 4x4. When I’m home, I’m armed. 2hen I bike, I have double blinkers front and back, masses of flourescent, etc. When I vote, I vote as conservative as is available. Biking is not a political act. :-)