Last night I was heading out to drop my daughter off at a friends for trick or treating and almost had a nasty accident with a cyclist.
It was well after dusk, I pulled up to a stop sign at an unlit intersection, I looked left and saw nothing, looked right and it was clear, looked left again to make sure it was clear again and just as I start to swivel my head to the left a cyclist flies past the front of my car.
This guy was riding a black bike, wearing black gear and had NO LIGHTS.
Seriously, if you know you'll be out near dusk or after dark please use a tiny bit of common sense and wear hi-vis colors and/or get lights.
If the guy had had a strobe I'd have seen him a mile off, as it was he was basically invisible.
He didn't even have the common sense to know I couldn't see him, he's very, very lucky I didn't pull out. If I'd been at that intersection just a couple seconds sooner he would have been in a world of hurt.