Wow, too many posts about killed cyclists are making me feel vulnerable! Can we do anything to protect ourselves? The cars are not only bigger, but faster than us as well. I started thinking how animals protect themselves: Some can run fast, some can fight, some have hard shells, spines, etc. Some travel in schools or herds - Hey, that's it. Strength in numbers. Seems to me most if not all the reported fatalities happened to lone cyclists.
Are cyclists less likely to get hit by a car while riding in a group? When I overtake someone while commuting, I always try to ride with them rather than pass them, especially when it's dark. Must be my survival instincts.