Whenever I ride my bicycle, I remember this story. But it does not apply just to bicyclists.
When I was in high school, one of my fellow high-schoolers was in a collision.
He had a Honda 350 motorcycle back when Honda 350s were the cat’s meow and the bee’s knees.
He was driving up the highway, a wide open country highway, when a lady pulled out in front of him from a stop sign.
He collided with her and sprawled across the hood of her car. (Fortunately, he lived.)
The lady told the cops, “I looked both ways and I did not see a car.”
If you aren’t willing to see it, it doesn’t exist until it hits you full force.
And that is true not just on the highways.