Tootling down the M1 and just in front of me a car is joining the motorway from a slip road. The driver appears to be dithering and isn’t matching her speed to the motorway traffic. Not sure what she’ll do so I’m not unduly surprised when she suddenly flips on her indicators and darts onto the motorway, apparently just hoping for the best.
It wasn’t a problem. I’d seen her, expected something erratic and although I had to brake there was no great danger. It seems to be common this. Poor drivers effectively hand over the job of avoiding an accident to other road users.
Round here cyclists do it all the time. They don’t so much take their life in their hands as put it in yours. I’d rather they didn’t because I know where the blame will fall in the event of an accident.