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Shoulder check

12 Sep 2016, Posted by David Johnson in News

Driving along at 80 klm per hour in the left lane with a student at the wheel near the “Fruit Bat” fruit and veg stall on the Captain Cook Highway last Tuesday. The car in the right lane tried to overtake the car in front of him by coming over into the left lane. Only problem was we were beside him. As he indicated he moved straight over. I sounded the horn with the car only inches away from our external mirror by this time. He then swerved back to his lane. I looked in my rear vision mirror watching all the cars in both lanes behind respond by braking heavily expecting a crash…

This was a close call with the student shaken up so much that we pulled over. The lesson to be learnt here is not to trust your mirrors alone, ALWAYS SHOULDER CHECK. With females I remind them by saying MIS, meaning Mirror,Indicate,Shoulder check, or for males I say M.I.B[men in black] Mirror,Indicate,Blind spot. Its not just the new people to driving that need to remember this but all road users…

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