Someone just posted this on our local cycling list serv.
It's about Motion Induced Blindness. Their point was that fixing your gaze on something on the dashboard can blind you to things that are moving (like bicycle near you).
There are some things we can do to help this:
- Wearing a bike light even during the day (flashing style)
- Wear brighter colors
- Maybe bright paint/decals on your bike.
But I wanted to see if there was any research/stats on the subject before I increased the local visual pollution (with my light, etc.)