[QUOTE=oxfordd30;14315241]If people don't see me they just aren't looking which would describe most drivers. I trust myself because I am attentive when riding but I don't trust others. I use it without giving it a second thought.
I'm glad you said that. Most drivers aren't looking, their driving by feel, and a lot of cyclists ride like that too. And whether I'm riding my bicycle or driving a car I don't trust those around me either, but I do trust myself. On rare occasions things will happen that are way beyond your control, but most of the time you can avoid 99% of all accidents that wouldn't even be your fault if your stay alert. When I was in High School in Ohio back in the 70's I took drivers ed, and the teacher taught the students something called the Smith System of Driving (I think that's the name of it), but when I learned that it became second nature whether I'm driving or riding the bike.