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Don't roll the dice

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Most of the time we can get away following traffic signs and signals and what we see out of our windshield and mirrors.

The more we get away with it, the less value we see in doing anything more.

The baby’s death at the drive-in theatre on Montreal’s South Shore last month was an extremely low likelihood, tragic event. But that’s the nature of probabilities.

Low likelihood events do occur.

Readily available statistics from the United States indicate that approximately 18,000 people are injured every year in what they refer to as “backover” collisions, 3,000 of whom suffer incapacitating injuries. About 300 people are killed (Fatalities and Injuries in Motor Vehicle Backing Crashes, November, 2008)

In most circumstances, you can get away with relying only on mirrors to reverse because there’s nothing in the mirror blind spots. But every time you do,........

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