It is pet peeve time again. As an avid bike commuter I am constantly amazed and a little frighten by drivers who fail to look both ways before pulling out of a driveway or intersection. This seems to be an especially big problem when they are turning right.
The drivers keep looking to the left for the oncoming traffic, but fail to think about the pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, wheelchairs, roller-bladers, and others who may be on the sidewalks or pathways. Locally, we have extra wide sidewalks that are designed to accommodate most forms of non-motorized travel including cyclists.
Needless to say, when I approach a car that is waiting to turn I wait until I am sure they have looked my direction and have actually seen me. Otherwise, I could become a hood ornament. I just wish I felt the drivers were taking the same extra precautions that I am.