I try to always be aware of traffic behind me, checking my mirrors 2-3 times a mile, thats every 20-30 seconds at highway speeds. If I notice someone coming up quick behind me, I'll check my mirros every few seconds. when I need to change lanes, I check the mirror on the side I intend to move to as I turn my head to see if it is clear directly behind me in that lane. As I'm turning my head forward again, I check that mirror again. As far as wind goes, I try to stay near the center of the lane till I see if there turbulence is going to push me away or try to pull me in. Be ready to make small adjustments as needed.
I am not sure if this is GOOD advice or not; but it worked for me.
After I got a little more comfortable on the slab, I would try to go about 2-3 mph faster than most cars. Passing maybe 15 to 20 cars for every one car that passed me.
That way, I could study drivers before I got near them; while keeping my eyes forward.
After many many miles you start to recognize "pinch" zones before they ever happen.
It is not something you want to do on day 1 though.
I also challenged myself with a sort of game.
When one of the speed demons passed me; I wanted to at least know the color and type of vehicle (car, truck, van ect.) before it got beside me.
This got me in the habit of identifying threats from behind and processing info using my mirriors.
Learning how the machine handles will help in curves, parking lots, stopping on hills and such.
The only real skill to develop on the highway is how to interact with other traffic.
On my Voyager, I can see better. And I can tell that I am more visible to other traffic, so I don't really use that strategy any more.
Also, for some reason, cars give me a little more room on the highway.
I don't understand it.
I guess the little
900 doesn't matter, while they think the VV is big enough to be a threat to them.