I never saw such crappy drivers until I moved to AZ. People never use their signal and never look before they make turns to see if anyone is in the way on a bike or on foot. I have been in at least 10 near misses myself, most of which involve intersections and driveways. Wether or not the cyclist is following the rules, the cars will always win when it comes to contact. My only advice is stay defensive, and when crossing the path of a car, make eye contact or go behind them. I haven't had anyone purposely go for me, so you're on your own there.