This is the most interesting part to me:
Marilyn Johnson, Research Fellow at Monash University wrote:In 87% of the events captured, the driver was responsible for the action that preceded the event. In 74% of those events, the driver cut the cyclist off, turning in front of the cyclist without either:
providing enough space
a head check.
The footage showed that, rather than being focused on the cyclist they had just cut off, drivers were instead focused on other vehicles on the road.
If you take cyclists out of the equation, the behaviour of the recorded drivers was safe. Large-enough gaps were selected when entering and exiting parallel parking bays, lane changes were done safely, turns were done safely, and car doors were opened without endangering other road users.
Unfortunately, none of these behaviours were safe for cyclists.