I think I was pretty clear. if the person is not looking up THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SEE YOU. not sure why you would come to the opposite conclusion. ???
if the person is not looking your probability of being hit is unchanged no matter where you are in their path. you could be waving a 5ft flat in front of their windscreen and if they are not paying attention they are still going to paste you.
See you without noticing you ?? your going to have to clarify that for me. that makes no sense ???
Further out in the lane. No we can't agree on that because that is not what I am discussing.
if your "IN" the lane you should "TAKE" the lane. no half A&& about it. if you try to scrub a lane your going to encourage lane splitting by cars. ie "close passes"
I am talking about using the wide easy shoulder "OUTSIDE" the lane such that a car does not even have to move asside to safely pass me. the car can simply ignore me as long as he does not go over the white line I am safe.
if there is no shoulder at all and you MUST enter the "lane" you should "TAKE" the lane when feasible and vacate that road as quickly as feasible as your "asking for it" staying their. because no matter how nice drivers may be eventually you GOING to encounter one not paying attention. ie ride with extreme caution. have mirrors etc.. so you can watch out for that one driver not paying attention. not saying you don't have a right to be their. but logic is logic. USE CARE.
and like I said before. 4000 pounds car. 200 pound meat bag . The meat bag loses every time :-) I am a 400 pound meat bag and I stand no greater chance.