Here, the experts have borrowed martial arts terminology. The right hook is a widespread phenomenon which, just like a punch in the boxing ring, can knock a cyclist out. The situation is as follows – a cyclist, riding on a bike lane or the side of the road, gets overtaken on the left-hand side by a car intending to make a right turn. Inevitably, the car crosses the bicycle’s path. If the driver suddenly swerves right in front of the cyclist’s wheel (therefore, giving them the right hook), the cyclist will unavoidably end up in the car’s right door.