Use the whole lane, change your position to best be seen. Remember, if you can't see around the vehicle ahead, no one up there can see you either so position yourself in the lane so you can see the most road and any cross traffic (or left turners) ahead.
When approaching cross traffic (or left turners) wiggle back and forth in your lane. It does two things, if they see you they think "what the hell is he doing" which means they noticed you, the other thing, human eyes pick up side to side movement better than movement straight towards them, by wiggling, you creat side to side motion.
If you are going through an area of cross traffic such as an intersection, go through with another vehicle, either one travelling the same direction or the opposite direction, because people seldom pull out into or infront of TWO vehicles they didn't see.
I used to ride with high beams in the daytime and I changes because of popular opinion. Enough riders told me (in a heated discussion on another forum) that it distracted and annoyed them so I stopped. I still don't think hi beams are distracting but if enough people think it is, then maybe it is. They may be too easily distracted but I figure if they are, so is most of the population, so I went to low beams and haven't noticed a change in the number of people not seeing me.
Don't be afraid to change something if you think you should.
Another side bar:
Number 43 is the reason I don't endorse filtering. I know everyone wants to move to the front and be the first one off the line but being the first one in the intersection all by yourself is absolutely not the safest place to be.
Last edited by ray h; 10-17-2013 at 05:22 PM.