A Really Good Rider Visualizes The Future Actions Of Others On The Road And So Can Drive Considerately When you see a break in the line of a hedge which corresponds with a break in the grass or other road border, what idea is telegraphed to your brain? A road junction of course. Donâ€™t merely sound the horn! Use your imagination and think that somebody else may be coming round the bend at the same time. Again, when travelling behind another vehicle, which partially obstructs the forward view, does a moving object in front of it suggest that the road is not clear for an attempt to pass, even when the course is open for a dash past the car or lorry immediately ahead? Observing driversâ€™ signals is another direction in which the use of imagination can avoid a lot of trouble. A right hand held out does not always mean a right turn; such is the frailty of human nature! Imagine that the signal means a change of course, and instinctively one will make no attempt to pass until the action is made obvious. The driver who takes nothing for granted will always have the satisfaction of knowing that the chances against an accident are very much increased by following the advice which his imagination has, so to speak, given automatically. The SAM Observer January 2013
The January 2013 edition of "The SAM Observer"