Driving home last night, 6 PM, was overtaking cyclist who braved the 22 degree NJ weather. He was lite up like an emergency vehicle and very visible to me but he was almost crushed by a car turning left accross his path. He stopped safely but when I had an opportunity to pass the cyclist it was clear his two front lights provided little to nothing to indicate he was there, unlike the multiple rear red blinkys. It was easy to see how he could have become lost in the glare of car headlights behind him. In this case my car might have been the problem, because it looked like the driver fixated on me rather than the cyclist entering the intersection.
What is the best lighting setup to be seen from the front? Can a following car assist a cyclist in any way to prevent this type of accident?