Spend a minute watching this auto commercial for the new SKODA Fabia; your time won’t be wasted.
Interesting, isn’t it? It may only be a commercial but it provides a perfect example of what we’re up against on the roads. If that driver coming up to the intersection is so focused on watching the light to make sure he gets through on the green, or is concentrating on whether she has room to turn in front of the truck that’s right behind you, you simply will not register on their conscience.
I’ve blogged about this before (here and here) but it’s a message that deserves repeating again, and again, and again.
Don’t misunderstand, I’m not excusing anyone’s inattentiveness and bad driving, but being forewarned is, as they say, forearmed. Knowing how we all ‘see’ the world around us under certain conditions might some day save your life.
Something to think about as we slowly emerge from our winter cocoons to start a new riding season.