Mirrors are crucial aids to safer driving and should be checked about four or five times a minute, after all the scene in front of you is constantly changing and so is the scene behind. To help you use your mirrors more, try the following exercise. Every time you see brake lights ahead, say or think the words, ‘Brake lights, mirror’. Whenever a car in front signals, say or think ‘Signals, mirror’. Whenever you pass a road sign again say or think the words, ‘Road sign, mirror’. You can add on plenty more instances en route and by doing this you’ll find that the frequency with which you use your mirrors increases. Eventually you won’t need to use the phrases as you’ll be looking in the mirror anyway.