Visibility is key even in the daylight. riding too far to the right is more dangerous than taking the lane and behaving in a predictable manner. It is fine to yield the right of way by pulling farther to the right as a car passes, but a cyclist is better off most of the time holding a straight line than avoides the door zone and indicates by road position what the cyclist is going to do.–Corrie
Let me preface this piece by saying that I hate any discussion that implies that cycling is a scary or dangerous activity. Sure there are inherent risks, as in any thing in life we do, but I believe that 1) bicycling is far safer than perceived by non-cyclists or beginners, and 2) that any small risk is far outweighed by the many benefits of cycling.