>>1126256>>1126259>>1126363>I'm just going to ignore everything I'm being told, including peer review journal published science that supports the claim, because HERF DERF CAGERS R BAD
Now this is where it gets interesting.
The same studies (for there are multiple) show that the phenomena applies to motorcyclists, too: car drivers don't always see them, and misjudge their speed because the human brain is bad at calculating the trajectory of "small" things moving at high speed.
Motorcyclists used to be like you: they'd bitch & moan about cagers (indeed, the term came from the motorcycle community) and how they were out to git 'em. Then something interesting happened: motorcyclists began to listen, and to learn.
They learned that far from being out to "get" motorcycles "because cagers are retarded", there were genuine reasons behind it. They learned that they could recognise situations that were likely to increase the danger to them, and that they could adapt their behaviour to minimise that danger. They learned not to do things that put them in danger, and to maximise their safety. It was just simple things; learning to recognise dangerous situations before they occurred and just changing their position on the road, for example. Not riding on the inside of trucks on bends. Not sitting in blind spots.
Death & injury from motorcycle accidents has decreased as a result. Both motorcyclists & motorists are happier.
Now cyclists could learn from the experience of motorcyclist, and take the same path, but it's much easier to wave your arms around your head and blame everybody else.
1: Cats on the other hand, are very very good at it. Evolutionary traits, you see.