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Old 12-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #39
Oh!? That is deep.
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Originally Posted by killianm View Post
I've heard that before. High beams, extra lights, +5mph over traffic pace, and they still don't look. The only excuse they have is that you were not driving an 18 wheeler so they did not see you. They can't admit they didn't look Glad you were not hurt bad!!

Often they look, see you but it doesn't register in the brain because what they are looking for and anticipate seeing is another car so the bike becomes "invisible". The go/no go reaction to pull out or not is predicated on there being car coming or not. Their brain does a quick check, says "nope no car, good to go" and away sends the signal to the muscles to make it happen. Awareness campaigns need to look at training people to anticipate seeing bikes.
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