In light of all the 'speeding' type threads of late, i thought i would chuck up a different angle that riders are in fact very safety concious. I rider every day and i drive maybe once a month. I'm pretty cruisey behind the wheel around town but i'm no slouch when having some 'fun'. On the weekend enjoying a nice drive, basking in the glorious sunshine and listening to some tunes in the passenger seat, we find ourselves driving into flying packaging come loose from a truck. My wife who is driving has an ok gap between the 2 cars ahead but my instinct is to be on the brakes and slow down to increase the buffer in case something big is lying on the road and the cars ahead suddenly brake. Sure enough a few seconds later the 2 cars in front put on the brakes and i start yelling at my wife to watch out and get on the brakes. We slow down and it's all ok but it doesn't stop me having a dummy spit on how she needs to be more careful. It's not only this incident but pretty much every time i get into a car. I can plainly see a major difference in the Rider mentality vs Driver mentality. I read traffic in advance and prepare for things that have not yet happened. It all seems perfectly normal to me however it seems slightly odd to a driver, 'to safe' is the impression i got from my wife. When i'm a passenger in a car i feel far more vulnerable than when on my bike. Partly because on a bike i can get in and out very quickly but also because i see the majority of drivers are not aware of what is going on around them.