You are a vehicle. You need to follow vehicle movement laws when on roads. Yeah, it's really neat that you're smaller than a car and can slip through a red light more or less unseen, but you are only putting yourself at risk. See this page for more information. I am specifically referring to these:
- You have to obey traffic laws. Stop running red lights.
- You can't ride on the sidewalks downtown or in Waikiki. Please stop.
- Having a bicycle does NOT give you automatic right-of-way over cars. You are a vehicle and zipping right out of your driveway or whatever in front of an oncoming car that has to slam on the brakes and swerve to miss you is YOUR fault, not mine. I don't appreciate the middle finger either.
- You have your own stupid lanes on the road. Use them.
A car driver who really doesn't want to hit a bicycle