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March 2020 Archives

Backup cameras are not a perfect safety device

Backup cameras, once a new tech feature you had to pay extra for, are now standard equipment on new cars. Many drivers love them for the way that they make it easier to parallel park and help them back into or out of their driveways. It gives them a sense of confidence and means that they can still look forward while backing up, maintaining their most common driving posture, rather than twisting around to peer out the back window.

Truck driver says truckers should see cyclists

For cyclists, there is a tremendous risk when riding around large trucks. Not only is there a massive difference in size between the two, but trucks are so large that they create blind spots where it's easy for a bike to fit. A trucker may miss a cyclist's presence entirely and merge or turn, striking them. It all can happen in a split-second, and a fatal accident for a cyclist may be one that the driver does not even realize happened at first.

A GPS can be a distraction, despite being focused on cars

A GPS unit can be used by someone who is walking, running or riding a bike, but most people use it in the car. It has completely replaced the paper map, and many modern drivers can't believe they ever got around without it. Thinking of reading a map or printing out step-by-step directions sounds archaic.

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