It’s nearly the new year, and that provides an excellent, if arbitrary opportunity for reflection and to consider what you might like to better about yourself or your condition when we turn the calendar page. That’s given my pause to think about my driving skills, and to realize that one area where I feel need to do better is in maintaining surveillance of what’s going on behind me.
What has led me to this realization is the number of lane-splitting motorcycles that have surprised me of late. I like to be an unselfish driver and move to the right in my lane when I see a bike approaching. Quite often I even get a trailed two fingers in recognition of the act from the rider. When I’m not monitoring the mirrors as I feel I should be, they’re upon me before I can make the move. I’m also quite concerned about getting rear-ended by other cars because I think everyone else on the road are inattentive idiots. Sorry if we share the same roads.
I’m going to make a conscious effort to improve my mirror usage, and luckily for me, that’s something that takes only modest effort and no outlay of cash. What about you, is there an aspect of your driving, whether on the street or on the track that you would like to hone? As we all know, no matter how good we are, we can all still be a little better.