What everybody ought to know about visibility

Many of you will remember that a few weeks back I mentioned that a long time ago, I vaguely remembered that a study of auto/motorcycle accidents was done where the auto drivers said that they had not seen the motorcyclist. And yet, witnesses said that the auto drivers had looked right at the approaching motorcyclist and proceeded in spite of the oncoming cycle. That, combined with some actual test situations, led the researchers to the conclusion that the auto drivers actually didn’t “see” the motorcyclists because they were looking for cars and thier minds were screening out the motorcyclists. Their brain told them it was safe to proceed.

This video, although not of a motorcyclist is a good example of how this works for all of us. Watch it and see what you think.

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