I think one of the most important things I remembered in my Safety training was to think 7 or 8 seconds ahead. That pretty sums it up everytime I ride, I look ahead as far as possible and anticipate that "car" pulling out like it didn't even see me.
Now as far a tailgaters go, I haven't had one get the best of me yet, I just keep slowing down and hitting my brakes until they get the hint. Don't know if that's right, but I've been driving like that for over 25 years now.
Also I do that "Smidsy" thing where you swerve back & forth a little. That usually does the trick also.
"Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I'll show you a man who doesn't do things." Theodore Roosevelt."
2007 Victory Kingpin
Current projects - 1986 VN750 & 1988 EL250