Driving is not easy and even harder when you have boda bodas and cyclists also sharing the road with you, so, one has no option but to become a defensive driver. This means being aware, of what’s is happening in front, behind, and on the sides of your vehicle, at all times.
Most accidents with motorcyclist and cyclists happen due to ‘blind-spots’. What is a Blind Spot?
A driver’s “blind spot” is an area of the road that is outside the driver’s field of vision, and can’t be seen when looking out their windows or even their mirrors. A blind spot can be large enough to hide an entire vehicle, which poses a significant safety risk to a driver and those around them. That’s why it’s important to know there are blind spots and do understand where they exist.
There are a few things you can do to manage your blind spots:
Adjust your mirrors
Look Over Your Shoulder
Another technique when dealing with blind spots while driving is to look over your shoulder.
Be mindful of the risks of looking over your shoulder, so do be selective when you do.