SMIDSY collision high visibility road safety

How to avoid SMIDSY collisions

SMIDSY (sorry, mate, I didn’t see you) collisions occur, not because motorists don’t look, but because they don’t look twice and when they do they don’t perceive how close we are. That’s according to a Texas Tech University psychologist who says people think smaller objects are further away than they appear and conversely bigger objects are closer. Researcher …

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SMIDSY collision high visibility road safety

How to avoid a motorcycle collision

Ever wondered why people drive right out in front of you and cause a collision?
 They call it “SMIDSY” or “sorry, mate, I didn’t see you” syndrome and they are the biggest cause of motorcycle crashes. There are a lot of theories about what causes SMIDSY crashes, including saccadic masking (basically gaps in our vision when …

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