I also have a bright red, goretex rain jacket, weather required, and bright red, long nylon sweat-pants so they can see me thousands of feet away before they get to where I am. I use flashing red on the back, flashing white on the front, or just a bright flashlight, and I wear a fluorescent vest with reflective strips when touring. I do increase my visibility as best I can.
Not coming to a complete stop before turning right on red (the Hollywood stop) is a very common occurrence I would guess just about everywhere, which is one reason a cyclist cannot just assume he can go because the rules say motorist will have to stop. When it comes to turn signals from motorists, if I had pulled across an intersection based solely on reading turn signals on vehicles in oncoming traffic, I would have been killed a long time ago. To make a life or death decision based on the assumption that all those people in the oncoming traffic will follow the rules would be foolhardy, suicidal even. No. Not me. I am safety conscious. If I ever got hit, it would most definitely be the driver's fault, not that it would be recorded as such though. When I first started cycling I read lots of books on the subject, including books on safe cycling, bicycle touring, mechanics, etc. I didn't just hop on and go.
This is off topic, but right now cycling is the least of the worries. Snipers murdered about 45 peaceful demonstrators a short distance from where I live and work. The yelling and the screaming of the crowd, and the shots were audible to me. The US embassy here is under threat of mass murder, and that threat is serious and very real. Fifteen people were killed there in 2008. Some people set a large fire the full width of the roadway so the demonstrators had no avenue of escape, effectively hemming them in, then multiple snipers opened fire from rooftops. Most injuries were headshots, neck shots, and upper body shots aimed at killing, not just warning or pot shots. Children were murdered in this. The cousin of one of my students died from injuries.
I realize that has nothing to do with cycling, but when people are being mass-murdered in the neighborhood where you live, it is not easy to keep quiet about it.