And you missed my point, which is that a lot of what many people think are "imaginary issues" are in fact real possibilities. Looking out for the less obvious, decoding the clues and planning are all parts of the thought processes that can considerably reduce the likelihood of incidents (or even "incidence") ranging from getting caught speeding to causing death. It's easy to look in mirrors, it appears in many cases to be harder to compute the information seen in them.E55BOF said:Oh, FFS. Here we go again... You missed a bit out, didn't you? What the man actually said was: "Those of us who manage to get about without giving thought to imaginary issues just get on with it with no drama, conflict, crashes or other incidence". I have three mirrors; I use all of them; I can and do look over both shoulders (when necessary) to be sure the way is clear before I change lanes; I don't usually indicate if there is no other traffic to benefit from my signal. I've never seen any accidents very close to me, either.