Overwhelmingly the most common cause of an incident on the road is a driver failing to look properly and not being sufficiently observant. Blind spots aside, this is no excuse for SMIDSY or ‘Sorry mate, I didn’t see you’. It is therefore vital to stay alert and avoid any form of distraction such as using or reaching for devices and controls, eating and drinking, being ‘lost in thought’ or simply looking at something outside the car. Remember, before you make any manoeuvre, you need to look not once, but twice. At least.