5 seeing habits

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5 seeing habits by Mind Map: 5 seeing habits

1. Make sure they see you Don't gamble: use your horn, lights, and signals.

1.1. communicate in traffic: horn, lights, signals

1.1.1. pulling from curb

1.1.1.1. communicate in traffic: horn, lights, signals

1.2. establishes eye-to-eye contact

1.2.1. eye contact (eliminate uncertainty)

1.2.1.1. establishes eye-to-eye contact

2. Leave yourself an out Be prepared, expect the unexpected

2.1. have escape route

2.1.1. When stopped in traffic

2.1.1.1. have escape route

2.2. take path of least resistance

2.2.1. scan steering wheels

2.2.1.1. take path of least resistance

2.3. space on all 4 sides, but always in front

3. Get the big picture Stay back and see it all

3.1. how wide and deep?

3.2. what's in it? objects and ground

3.3. keeps you away from billboards

3.3.1. count 1-2-3 after vehicle ahead has started to move

3.3.1.1. keeps you away from billboards

3.4. smooth stops and turns

3.4.1. stale green lights

3.4.1.1. smooth stops and turns

3.5. buys time

3.5.1. 4-6 sec following time for speeds up to 30mph 6-8 sec for speeds over 30mph

3.5.1.1. buys time

4. Aim high in steering Find a safe path well ahead

4.1. imaginary target: baseball/dart board

4.2. centers car in traffic lane

4.2.1. 8-12 sec eye-lead time

4.2.1.1. centers car in traffic lane

4.3. safe path on turns

5. Keep your eyes moving Scan, don't stare

5.1. move eyes: front 2 sec, rear 5-8 sec

5.2. keeps you alive at intersections

5.2.1. Clearing intersections

5.2.1.1. keeps you alive at intersections

5.3. keeps eyes ahead of car

5.3.1. use of mirrors and gauges

5.3.1.1. keeps eyes ahead of car