Kevin Pratt added: “Modern cars are designed to make driving easier and safer, but the danger is that drivers can become complacent and distracted, perhaps reviewing a satnav screen or choosing what music to listen to instead of concentrating on the road and other traffic.
“And there are times when absolute focus is essential, whether it is turning right across oncoming traffic or bringing the vehicle to a safe stop.
“Anyone who can recognise and respond to high-risk situations will be a safer driver.”
He continued, saying that anyone who takes risks and does not pay attention to the road ahead will endanger themselves and other road users.
The Highway Code also states that cyclists should ride in the centre of lanes on quiet roads, in slower-moving traffic and at the approach to junctions.