I am not that freaked out as you are.
Still back in 1948 an old rider in his late 40s gave me this one---" You are the only sane rider on the steet & all the others are crazy & out to kill you". So from having people drive through STOP lights & take me down, to others from the right suddenly turning left in front of me, etc, etc. I became a very DEFENSIVE rider & soon looked upon ALL drivers to not be trusted, even people walking down the road or to bicyclist. In other words when someone is coming t a STOP sign & about to come on the main road I am prepared for them to go right through it, the car signalling a right turn to turn left, etc.
Of interest I have almost developed an advance feeling about drivers & it has worked on so many occasions.
One simply does NOT trust others!!
NOW that m/cs have such good brakes & easy clutch levers to be pulled in ---- always in town & when I come upon traffic on the hwy two fingers of my left & right hand go over the contol levers for quicker response. Just a few days 4 teen-age kids suddely decide to dash across a busy street & while one actually hit the front wheel & fell down I had gone from doing 50KPH to being fully stopped.
The one we cannot beat is the REAR ENDER & while my mirrors are constantly being used, & shoulder checks I have been hit from behind the most often & basically at stop signs.
No I am not & never have been prepared to leap off the bike & stick with it no matter what----well some 56 of yrs of it anyway.