Hazards and Risk Assessment:
A hazard is anything that may or will cause us to alter speed or course, or come into conflict with other road users, and so put us at RISK. Risk is “the chance of something going wrong multiplied by the impact on us if it happens”. So it’s a good idea to identify high risk manoeuvres and to try to eliminate them from our riding.
Is asking “What if…?” to avoid surprises. Avoiding surprises also avoids panic reactions.