I was nearly hit not once, but twice on my .6 mile bike ride to work this morning. To his credit, the first guy noticed me at the last second and jammed on his brakes, so that would have been a light hit. I was plenty aware of him, and had stopped well short of his line of travel.
The second guy, though... had I not stopped, he would have plowed right over me in his SUV. And given how much attention he was paying, probably would have dragged me a couple blocks before figuring out that anything was wrong.
The idiots own the roads today. Watch yourself out there.