Why is a motorcycle often not seen by other road users? Select all that apply Why is a motorcycle often not seen by other road users? Select all that apply

  • A. Drivers of other vehicles don't look

  • B. Motorcyclists wear light-coloured clothing

  • C. A motorcycle has a small profile compared to a car

  • D. Saccades - minute eye movements that render us blind for fractions of a second at a time

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    The correct answer is C, D
     
    Correct. Drivers usually do look but don't see motorcycles because they are small and may be obscured easily by road furniture such as signage, or other vehicles; also we are technically 'blind' between saccades, which are the rapid movements your eye makes between each time if focuses (often three to four times a second), and there are scenarios where your bike can be missed if the driver just takes one glance. Motorcyclists don't always wear light-coloured or hi-vis clothing, and that makes them more difficult to spot.