Originally Posted by nacimroc
.... the vast majority of near misses I see daily are caused by tractors on motorways.
Of the near misses you see daily due to tractors,at any time would the lack of awareness and anticipation of other road users have anything to do with these near misses?
As a driver but this eg is mainly as a biker ,if I have a near miss I look at what I'd done or not done to get into the situation.I wouldn't be blaming the person in the car for not looking over their shoulder into their blind spot when they are turning right without an indicator when I was overtaking them.I'd be blaming myself for not looking at their head movement and to not have anticipated their movement in the first place.There is a serious lack of driving skills in this country with a get out of my way mentality.
Peoples interpretation of the laws are good to read,ie there is a minimum speed limit on motorways,no tractors are allowed on the motorway etc.It gives a good insight into how far from reality peoples minds are.
I see loads of stupid driving stuff everyday but everybody see's it too,sometimes the right people see it too and the blue lights come on