Even when the mirrors are properly adjusted, there are large areas behind and to the side of a rider that can not be seen in the mirrors. These are called blind spots. Always shoulder check to confirm that your blind spot is clear of traffic before changing lanes or passing.
When following another vehicle, stay out the other driver?s blind spot as much as possible.
Vehicle A is using both of the outside mirrors and the inside rear view mirror.
Vehicle A can see motorcycle B.
Vehicle A can not see motorcycles C and D.
Ride where you can be seen clearly in the other vehicle?s rear view mirror.
Stay well back to be seen better. This will also provide you with more time to react to the unexpected actions of others and to road hazards such as potholes and debris.
Filed under: Aman Berkendara