The Right Hook is one of the more common auto/bicycle collisions.  This is a common collision in urban areas, and it is a common collision at intersections where a bike trail crosses a roadway.  We get a lot of calls about right hooks at trail crossings.  We also get a fair amount of calls about right hooks from pedestrians. 

When I cross a busy street with my kids at an intersection controlled by a traffic light, I always instruct them to not only watch their signal, but to also be aware of right turners.  A typical scenario is that I’m waiting to cross at a crosswalk and a right turner, also waiting at the light, makes their right turn as soon as the light turns green without regard for my right of way.  You can’t disregard a right turner.  Sometimes they won’t see you, other times they just don’t appreciate your right of way.