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More than half of drivers don't look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right: U of T Engineering researchers tracked drivers' eye movements to examine how attention is divided during turning, revealing that many fail to shoulder check -- especially those who frequently drive downtown

Researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections and found that more than half failed to make necessary scans for pedestrians or cyclists at right turns. This is the first study to date that used eye-tracking equipment to accurately assess where drivers were looking when turning at an intersection.