A Chicago police department training video for traffic policing with bicycle safety in mind. Examples of very good laws in Chicago (we don't have all of these laws):
1. It is illegal for cars to turn right (in our case, it would be left) in front of a bicyclist. Motorists must look out for and yield to cyclists before making the turn (YOU HEAR THAT, SBS and TIBS buses?).
2. Cars must yield to bicycles when making a left turn (or in our case, a right turn).
3. Overtaking motorists must leave 3 feet of space (about 1 metre) between their vehicle and a bicycle (YOU HEAR THAT, SBS and TIBS buses?).
4. Motorists must exercise due care when opening their doors.
5. It is illegal for a car to park or stop in a bicycle lane.
6. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians like motorists do, on roads.
7. At night, bicyclists must have a light in front, and a rear reflector or light.
8. Bicyclists must not ride against the flow of traffic on the road.
9. Bicyclists can use the same lane as cars to make turns.
Be patient, give way. My life, and any road user's life, is worth 5 seconds of your time. Thanks!