Coming off another thread. https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=130073&page=4 There have been several threads popping up in the near misses lately where the rider describes their poor road craft and then describes how they nearly got SMIDSYd. There is a whole lot of huffing and puffing about what an asshole the driver is. People no longer stop and think how they could have avoided the accident or near miss. So lets simplify things. There are two causes of a SMIDSY. The first which has hogged a bit too much limelight recently is that a car didn't see us. Great, let's do everything we can to let drivers know their blindness is killing us. But this is putting our lives in other peoples hands. And getting angry and posting about it to other riders is not going to change driver behavior. Educating drivers about the dangers they pose is one thing we as a group need to continue trying to achieve. But at the same time let's not forget what we can do. The second cause of SMIDSY we have a lot more control of. How could you have avoided the accident? How could you have become more visible to the driver? What could you have done to escape a driver failing to give way? Recognize potential SMIDSY situations before they occur. Plan your escape routes. And don't take your presence for granted.