Bicycle Awareness

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

I try to ride my bike whenever possible.

Over the years, it has become obvious that drivers are trained to see other cars. I have narrowly avoided several accidents where drivers later claimed that they “did not see me”. When this happened to me on bicycle – I thought that it might my relative size or lack of strong lights. Then one day, it happened to me while riding a motorcycle…

Anyway, over at, Jonathan Maus posted a nod to the London cycle safety campaign that is driving the point home: You can’t see what you’re not looking for

pass“There’s an interesting PSA spreading around the web like wildfire.The “Awareness Test” was created by Transport of London as part of their cycle safety campaign.

Try it out for yourself at (you can skip the intro). I failed the test, but the message came through crystal clear.”

I also failed the test – let me know how well you do.

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