The 5 W's
To build a riding plan we need to consider the 5 W's below, from this we can make decisions regarding speed and position as well as any signals or warnings we may wish to use.
If you find what you 'reasonably expect' is more often wrong than right then you are at high risk of being involved in a collision and i would recommend taking up some form of training to reduce that risk.
What we can see.
What we can't see.
What we can reasonably expect to happen.
Which hazards pose the greatest risk.
What we will do if things turn out differently than expected. (Plan B)