I was practicing defensive riding at it’s best. Headlight, taillight x2, bright yellow hat, and the #1 thing: Awareness. I saw the vehicle approaching the intersection, saw it was slowing, AND MADE EYE CONTACT with driver. She was stopped (although maybe not legally stopped, but close enough for all practical purposes), but pulled out and T-boned me anyway.
Drivers tend to look for cars. If it isn’t a car coming, then it’s clear, right? Bicycles, and sometimes motorcycles, don’t register in some people’s heads because they are not cars