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Old 10-10-18, 08:03 AM
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Statistically this may look right, but is it really so? My own experience is that I feel much less competent since cutting my driving miles drastically (while increasing cycling miles) over the last 10 years. Maybe it's just my perception though since I do tend to drive with a bit more awareness because of my cycling. It's just that I don't seem to pick up clues about traffic patterns, road hazards, etc. as easily as I did when I was a car enthusiast.

Also, in my area there have been changes over the last 15 years that definitely affect my perception of competence: More traffic coupled with less enforcement of infractions. The former causes more driver stress that results in them more likely to do bonehead moves to "get ahead", the second just enables the first in a vicious circle.

Thanks for posting this.
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