I have been following the case of Maxim Vickers, a cyclist would was killed on the service road in Old Westbury. He could have been anyone of us. But I will note that he seems not to have been wearing a helmet.
I would read a bunch of the comments and then scroll to the last few comments of you get tired. When we have congressmen like Anthony Weiner cursing about bike lanes in the New York Times it is not hard to understand why cyclist are not given the proper consideration on the road. If drivers knew that bikes have the same rights as car on roads our safety would be improved.