Motorist can be ignorant of cyclist on the road. Some days when riding I feel like the frog dodging cars and trucks.
Respect the fact that the we share the road with vehicles'. Please follow the rules of the road, always wear your helmet, gloves. protect your vision by wearing riding glasses, do something to make yourself visible (bright clothing or lights). Also I would suggest a mirror. They take a little getting used to but are well worth the effort. During winter months dress warm, don't forget to hydrate.
See if you can safely cross the road.