So, I almost got hit for the first time today. I went out for a ride and happened to take a street that goes by an elementary school. Little did I know that they had just released.
I was moving down the far left side of the lane since there were plenty of cars parallel parked along the road and I wanted to be visible as well as avoid getting doored. I saw a lady in an suv starting to pull out of the parking lot to turn left and then she stopped so I assumed that she saw me. Luckily, I didn't take my eyes off her because about the time I got to the parking lot entrance, she started to pull out.
I hit the brake and it was just enough to get the rear wheel off the ground but I didn't flip. Caught myself on my feet. She looked a little freaked out and shaken up that she almost hit me.
I believe I recall reading a week or two ago about someone getting hit in a school parking lot in the morning. Also, when my wife (who is a teacher) got home, I told her about it. she said that parents in school parking lots are friggin' nuts.
Moral of the story? Perhaps learn all the release times of the schools near you and avoid them by a block or so during that time. Doesn't matter how visible you are, they ain't gonna watch out for anyone in that parking lot.