A very simple idea that can save your life when on a motorcycle
. Because rear-view mirror
s provide a limited field of view
, if you depend
on them to tell you when it's safe to change lanes, you run the risk
with a vehicle
that simply wasn't visible
in the mirrors. So don't assume
your way is clear
. Actually take the trouble to turn your head and use the much wider field of view of your own eyes.
I rode bikes for fifteen years before I bought my first car, so the habit is so ingrained in me that I do it now even when I'm driving a car. Hell, I do it even if I'm just a passenger; I can't help it. That's the power of habit, and it's saved me from at least a couple of horrendous crashes.