11 SMIDSY – looked but in the wrong place

SUMMARY – with experience we tend to use more rapid ‘pre-programmed’ search patterns at intersections… these search patterns are based on prior experience and expectation… experienced drivers search for gaps at a predetermined distance from the junction… failure to search ‘backwards’ towards their vehicle can lead to detection failures when there are vehicles closer than the observed gap… the failures are rare, which leads us to believe our strategy is a good one…


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