Came across this link today. Great info there about how to ride in traffic and not die (always a good plan)
1) Ride on the road.
2) Know and follow the rules.
3) Integrate in the intersections.
4) Ride Big.
6) Be mindful of your surroundings.
7) Understand how traffic flows.
8) Want respect? Act respectably.
9) Let it go: don’t escalate harassment.
10) Keep it fun!
I haven't elaborated on these but the original article has a great explanation on each of these and is well worth a read.