What!?!?! Almost none
of the problems I read on this board are caused by driver behavior, particular driver behavior that could be improved with education.
Wow. Well, this is the crux of where we differ. Right hooks and left hooks are caused by driver behavior? Driver behavior that you think could be solved by motorist education? Do you really think it is or should be the responsibility of turning drivers to look for through cyclists passing them on the right as they are turning right? That left turning drivers should not only look for oncoming through traffic in the oncoming through lane, but off to the side in the right turn only lane, or the right turn only area of the oncoming road? Do you really think you could effectively teach drivers to start doing this more? Let me ask you this... why should they? They can make several thousand turns without all this overhead checking just in case for knumbskull cyclists, why would you expect them to start looking? Even the most conscientious driver is going to forget once in a while. Just like the most conscientious people forget to check back before opening their doors. You can't "educate" away this behavior. You can hardly make a dent in it. It's much, much easier for the cyclist to behave in ways that doesn't leave him vulnerable to these situations. I could go on and on, but I won't. I do hope you address my post #17.