When “forced” to the road at night, I’ll wear enough lights to appear like a police car...keeps everyone on their best behavior ??
Just to belabor the point a bit, all the high performance driving books (and instructors at the HPDEs I've attended) repeat the mantra "look where you want to go next" and emphasize the idea that when you start to, or lose, control to not look where you don't want to go, but to where you want to go. You will naturally turn the wheel in the correct direction to offset a slide, for instance. I always heard "turn into a slide" and I bet you did too, but this actually extends that advice. Also, on the track, looking further ahead than the immediate challenge allows you to set the car up for the next braking, cornering, turn in or exit out, etc. So I think it is apropos for everyday driving along with the dictum, "Eyes up!"It may not just be drunks. I have read that in simulator studies people tend to drive toward whatever they are looking at. The result is that they tend more often to hit the thing they were told to avoid. Just how pertinent this is to real-life driving I don't know.
Reminds me of a funny family story. We were skiing in France for a week, at Serre Chevalier, and, as always, we booked an instructor for some advanced intermediate instruction to improve our game.Just to belabor the point a bit, all the high performance driving books (and instructors at the HPDEs I've attended) repeat the mantra "look where you want to go next" and emphasize the idea that when you start to, or lose, control to not look where you don't want to go, but to where you want to go.
While visiting family a decade ago, training dictated several Bike Barn (Buffalo Bayou) night city rides after dark. Holy smokes...those were ridiculously scary torture fests. Kind of like being THE target in a Space Invaders game, while doing 100% efforts between every red light. Must have been totally nuts. Wouldn't do that again now for love or money.I wouldn't drive in Houston at night, even if my life depended on it. The don't see us during the day... at night, we are mere roadkill...
That last picture from That angle: The Dukes of Hazzard “cayman Edition”