One of my approaches to bike safety is pretending that cars behave with the same unpredictability of caged jungle cats.
I remember a story in the news from when I was a kid. There was a family who lived in a neighbouring town who had a lot of pets, one of them being a panther, which they kept in a large cage. The panther was domesticated; the family used to go in the cage and feed her, play with her, hang out with her. By all accounts, the panther seemed to get along with the family, and they trusted her.