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How to deal with hazards - developing hazards:
This may be anything that could become more of a problem, such as parked car with someone in it, a car waiting at a junction, or a pedestrian near a zebra crossing. Anything that could possibly develop further. Once it as been seen, then it as to be assessed, and you should be asking yourself what may happen next.
So, you should:
Cover the horn with your thumb so that you are ready to use it to warn them. Usually people won't do anything dangerous if they know you are there. Using the horn may make them look at you.
Change your road position to move away from the potential hazard. Every centimetre you move away, takes you another centimetre away from a collision.
Ease off the gas and cover the footbrake, to reduce your reaction time.
"It's no good seeing the hazard, if you don't do anything about it"
The taxi on the left is indicating left. This means he has his engine running,and may move away at any time. Expect the worst - it is a taxi after all (below):