Things I learned thirty years ago from my Young Drivers of Canada teacher, that still serve as great 'general life advice' today.
Look well ahead.
Signal your intentions
Don’t go into a stare.
Cover the Brakes. Which I think I do way too much, and am working on using less. Good for driving, staying too safe in life. Of course, I seem to manage to throw it out the window at parties. Though, now I don’t even go to parties for this very reason... so I guess I AM still doing it.