Driving in general is great. When I was 15, I learned a defensive driving process called IPDE, which I still use to this day. It stands for Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute. The basis is that you’re looking down the road and scanning from ditch to ditch. You’re looking for animals, people, other vehicles, etc. As your eye Identifies something, you quickly try to Predict if that thing/person/critter is going to interfere with you in any way. You then Decide if you need to do anything and then Execute that action, which might be simply letting your foot off the gas and hovering the brake while you pay closer attention to a potential conflict, or it might be active braking or evasive maneuver is needed right now.
Needless to say, after using the IPDE process for some 35 years, it encompasses every aspect of your life. When walking through a store, I find that I use IPDE on every single person that enters my visual field. Not only to keep from crashing shopping carts, but with a foundation in self-defense and situational awareness, it readily translates to personal safety.
Just as a recent example, I spent a long weekend in Seattle (recreational) and on several occasions altered my walking path in the downtown area as we explored the Pike’s market and other downtown areas of Seattle (and having to do so without a CCW due to the local laws passed to prevent good people from bearing arms in that city). It’s just become a natural thing. You Identify something further down the road (or sidewalk) that might concern you, so you just decide to execute a slight course change (cross the street) to avoid any potential issues.