Okay, i've been riding to work for about a year now (2 miles each way). I've been riding on the sidewalks most of the time. I got a new bike, and i want to start riding on the roads. The problem is, i feel really apprehensive about riding- one newbie mistake could cost me my life! I live in the suburbs, though the path i take is hilly, windy and heavily traversed by cars.
I'd like to draw from this enormous pool of experience and ask: what are some basic rules to road-driving? How should i signal a turn? What are some lessons you've learned through your mistakes? This has probably been asked before, so feel free to direct me towards any good resources. Thanks!