Don't Blend In!
Often in a motorcycle collision involving an automobile, it is common to hear the car driver say, "I never saw him." As a motorcyclist, I fully understand that it is harder to spot a bike than a car or truck. I always assumed that the drivers who said, "I never saw him" really didn't look—until the other night, when I pulled up to a light in my car. I was going to make a right on red. All clear to the right, and the headlights of an SUV about 400 yards to the left—plenty of room for me to pull out. I looked right again as I was about to go, but something stopped me, so I stepped on the brake. As I turned my head to look left, a motorcycle passed right in front of me. I never saw him! The SUV was now about 300 yards away, and I realized that the motorcycle's headlight had lined up with one of the SUV's headlights, making the bike essentially invisible!