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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Head Checks Yes-No

When driving do you turn your head, and look to the side for other vehicles like you do when your riding?

Just wondering my brother noticed I was doing that quick head check after I looked in my mirrors when I was driving with him yesterday. I just laughed and said it was just a good habit I picked up...
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I don't have mirrors so yes.

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Of course!!! that is why they call it a 'blind spot',, if you don't you are an idiot because if you dont you could hit another car or god forbid a bike..

Also it is a requirement to pass a driving test,, so for anyone who doesn't do the 'head check' it is a good habet that they have lost

plus you can't use your mirrors to see what is in your blind spot,,, head checks are a necessity
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I don't have mirrors so yes.
same here, but even if i did, i'll look over my shoulder as i do when driving a vehicle..

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umm i always look over my shoulder wouldnt want to be a cager that took a bike out.
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Exactly as v-tec said, yes of course I do, and so should everyone else!

Doesn't matter if you are driving a car, truck, bike, skidoo, moped, forklift, unicycle - you need to shoulder check!

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i sometimes do in a car... if i know theres no one there i just change lanes... most people i know jus change lanes no signal n really fast....

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hell yes in any vehicle. Car, bike, whatever
use your mirrors to but they dont always cover eveything there are blind spots
you gotta SMOG
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i always do to check for blind spots. just in the habit i guess from the bike :)

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I was doing the quick look .5 sec head turn and my bro was like what the hell r u doing... lol Just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one.
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If your mirrors are adjusted properly you won't have a blind spot. Mirrors are to see what's next to you, not behind you.

Most people adjust their mirrors to point behind them so they can watch for cops or people on the road behind them, creating a blind spot. Adjust your mirrors OUT not BACK and see what happens. Watch a car as it goes by and adjust again until you can always see what's beside you.

Cars are notorious for this, almost everyone has their side mirrors adjusted so half their mirror shows the side of their car and the other half is a white/yellow line and maybe 1/4th of the lane beside them. You should not be able to see the side of your car at all.

That said, I still do a quick glance just to be sure.
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If your mirrors are adjusted properly you won't have a blind spot.
This is true in most cars. If you can see the ass end of your car in your side view mirrors, they are probably NOT adjusted properly.

Adjust it so a passing car moves from your rear view, to your side view, to your peripheral vision.

Most people aren't comfortable with this because they don't have a frame of reference in the side view. If someone else drives my truck and moves the mirrors it is a few days of adjusting and "head checks" before I am confident I have eliminated the blind spot again.

If you are looking over your shoulder you are missing what's in front of you. THAT scares ME.

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definately always do head checks
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uh...ya. They kind of teach you to drive that way. Using only your mirrors is dangerous and lazy.
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Who the F voted no???? He/She should be kicked off this site
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A quick look all the time...I try not to take my eyes off the road in front of me too much.
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This is true in most cars. If you can see the ass end of your car in your side view mirrors, they are probably NOT adjusted properly.

Adjust it so a passing car moves from your rear view, to your side view, to your peripheral vision.

Most people aren't comfortable with this because they don't have a frame of reference in the side view. If someone else drives my truck and moves the mirrors it is a few days of adjusting and "head checks" before I am confident I have eliminated the blind spot again.
I try to explain this to other people, my wife included, and they still don't get it!!!

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If you are looking over your shoulder you are missing what's in front of you. THAT scares ME.
LOL!! I've seen people crossing multiple lanes that way on the highway, I'm like WTF?!?!

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I always check no matter what. there is always a chance of something being in your blind spot

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