AC rules for right hooks in bike lanes:
1) be wary of decelerating cars coming up from behind.
2) stay out of the car's blind spot.
3) never pass on the right unless sure the car has no intention of turning.
Rule one is my first defense against right hooks. Most right hooks are speed misjudgements by the driver regarding the cyclist. A car decelerating as it comes up behind me is my que to be wary of that car's intentions. I usually accelerate to get out of the situation and make the driver aware of my presence and stay in front of the decelerating car.
(I cross posted this from the "[V]C best practices pay off" thread.)
Any other suggestions? Bike lanes to the right of traffic lanes will almost always have an inherent threat from crossing traffic, but they retain a variety of advantages over other on-road facilities for between-intersection travel. The standard destination positioning advice from vehicular cycling techniques does not address well the threat of right hooks at minor, uncontrolled driveways and parking lots because the frequency of these minor intersections put the general rules of destination positioning and the "slower vehicles to the right" in conflict. It is not a surprise, since the John Forester style of vehicular cycling was developed in CA where long blocks and multi-lane arterials are more common than short blocks and single lane (in each direction) roads. In this environment, destination positioning, even full time, can be tolerated by experienced cyclists as faster traffic has overtaking room in the adjacent lane.
Assuming that the road has a well designed, 5' standard, swept bike lane and only considering minor intersections which the main road passes through unbroken, how best to deal with the right hook threat? This assumes as well that the cyclist finds enough utility and advantages with the bike lane to stay within the bike lane most of the time between major intersections (which the road breaks for) and that the frequency of minor intersections is high. This results in the situation where the threat of a right hook is constant, but at a low level, as the traffic turning right into any one minor intersection is extremely light, but unpredictable.
What advice do you have?