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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2394
Location: Canberra, Australia

12/4/18 4:39 AM

Interesting and relevant article

https://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk/a-fighter-pilots-guide-to-surviving-on-the-roads/

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16861
Location: Portland, OR

12/4/18 10:23 AM

‘What’s wrong with you — are you blind?’

Who hasn’t thought this at some point whilst cycling or driving?

‘What’s Fooking wrong with you — are you Fooking blind?’

Who hasn’t YELLED this at some point whilst cycling or driving? ;)

Having said that: [and while I read more of Nick's link...

https://road.cc/content/news/252670-mark-renshaw-miss-start-season-after-fracturing-pelvis-when-driver-hit-him

Speaking from hospital, Renshaw said: “I was heading back out on the road for the final two hours of my five hour training ride and as I entered the roundabout the car looked like it was going to stop"

“I assume the driver didn’t see me and I hit the front right of the car and flew over the bonnet, landing heavily on my pelvis..."

Seems they don't see other car sometimes, and peds and cyclists rarely.

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"So, not only do the door pillars of a car represent a physical blind spot, but our eyes tend not to fixate near to it, leading to an even bigger jump, or saccade, past a door pillar. This is called windscreen zoning."


I recall reading about this in another article regard cyclists getting hit from behind.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16861
Location: Portland, OR

12/4/18 10:56 AM

Good read, thanks Nick.

And something I have always exercised driving, as a being motorcyclist. Got my MC ticket same day I got my car license.

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"Drivers

Always slow down as you approach a roundabout or junction, even if only by 20 mph or so, even if the road seems empty. "
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I can tell you, intersections are the highest probability of a MC issue.

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Motorcyclists and cyclists

Recognise that you are especially at risk
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+1000


>Something else I started doing in the last 5+ years...

When approaching a stop sing. I no longer look at the flow of what I am entering until after stopping. This got me out of the 'Totally Pausing' instead of 'Actually Stopping' I did occasionally. Especially while kinda in a hurry. A luxury 'not being in one' much anymore I have now.

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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 430
Location: Rochester, NY

12/4/18 6:25 PM

Nick, Thanks for the article, there is lots of great content. I will read it a couple of more times to digest the contents. There are lots of great driving tips to add to my daily driving.

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KerryIrons
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 2940
Location: Midland, MI

12/5/18 9:27 AM

Mindset

The best mental image to carry when you are road cycling is that you have a flashing light on the top of your helmet that says "10 points" Assume they're after you and you will be a lot safer.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16861
Location: Portland, OR

12/5/18 10:09 AM

What Kerry said.

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