Commuting home by bike last night I'm passed safely by a car which begins to signal a right turn, slowed and stopped to wait a gap, van passes me safely , slows and stops behind the turning/waiting car. Third car passed me safely and smacks straight in the back of the van at 30+, pushing him into the car in front. Happened with me one or two car lengths back.
Driver got out and said 'I saw the cyclist (me) and was watching him.... Just didn't see you... Why did you stop?'
Eek. 3 rear lights and some reflective piping possibly saved my life. Don't scrimp on lights and stay safe people.