Originally Posted by mcatdtDROID
you can not make sound decisions about road conditions, etc in the blink of an eye. If you do, it's just a matter of time before you get in a wreck.... good luck in your rollover
You shouldn't HAVE to make decisions about road conditions and traffic and everything in a split second, you should be paying attention and already know all that stuff before anything happens. Scan your mirrors, know what the road you are on is like, know if there is a shoulder to drive onto, or where the nearest emergency exit from where you are is so you can get to it in an emergency. I've driven professionally for a few years, did a little amatuer off-road racing (rally-cross) and ride a motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle really makes you pay more attention to other drivers and conditions, because you HAVE to. ALWAYS make sure you have an out if you need it. If you know what you are going to do in an emergency situation, that removes the panic response.
I've been driving for 18 years and riding a motorcycle for 5. I had one speeding ticket 16 years ago, and the only real accident I've been was one where the people behind me didn't leave enough space and rear ended me. Traffic in front of me stopped quickly, and I was able to stop safely. The car behind me was able to just barely stop before hitting me, but then got pushed into the back of my car when the person behind him slammed into him.