Thursday, April 28, 2016

Now You Don't See It ...

One of the things about being a magician is you tend to study deception.
Much of misdirection happens in the mind, not in what you actually see.

Magicians know that we often miss "seeing" what is right before our eyes.
Even though we might see something with our eyes, our brains tend to dismiss things that it deems as irrelevant or unimportant.

I hadn't really connected that information to why drivers don't "see" motorcycles until a friend shared this article with me.

It is really a must read article for bikers as well as every driver. It explains why we miss seeing motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, other vehicles, etc.
And for goodness sake -- PUT AWAY YOUR CELL PHONES!!!
There is enough to distract you from seeing everything you NEED to see without the added distraction of your phone!

I can't begin to tell you how many drivers I see with their eyes on their phones when I'm out walking or riding my motorcycle.

If you blew past that link and didn't read the article -- here it is, again.
Read it.
Share it.
Look twice.

John <><

1 comment:

Mike said...

Why didn't you put a link in your article! Wait, did I miss something?