This shouldn't surprise us but in the UK the Institute of advanced motorists put in a FOI request to get the data and failure to look properly, not speeding is the biggest factor in accidents for everyone, not just bikes. So SMIDSY isn't just a motorcycle thing. Seems its not us being difficult to see, its us being more easily hurt. FAILING to look properly is the most common factor in road accidents, according to government data obtained by a motoring group. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show ‘failure to look properly’ was recorded by police as a factor in over 30,000 accidents in 2013. Read more: Failure to look properly is biggest factor in road accidents - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown More than 30,000 road accidents a year caused by drivers ‘failing to look properly’ | Institute of Advanced Motorists | The Institute of Advanced Motorists - The UK’s leading road safety charity, dedicated to increasing skills for road users, raising driving and riding standards and helping to save lives on our roads.