A good driver assumes that most other drivers are frigging idiots and can be expected to do idiotic things. Only then can defensive driving be applied to avoid accidents.
This comment sums it up! Exact and to the point! If you drive a motorcycle and are still alive this is how you do it!
My wife and I were following a tractor trailer down a 2 lane highway 2 weeks ago, only to see an oncoming Explorer whip to the left, to avoid rear ending another Ford Explorer that was going to make a left turn, just as this tractor trailer was right there,, instantly,,it was a head on collision!!
Right in front of us! It was unbelievable, I wont go into details, but the lady who caused the crash was obviously, not paying attention, my guess is she was on a cell phone or texting,,,,turns out she runs the local hair salon and is a notoriously bad driver who does things like putting makeup on, texting ,cell phone stuck to her ear ,pulling out in front of people, all while driving.
She survived, but barely, she is still in the hospital,, hopefully she has learned something.