John Peel famously thought so little of the driving ability in Essex that he went miles out of his way every time he drove from London to his Suffolk home, just to avoid driving through the county.
Essex County Council seem to be keen to change that perception and have launched a major campaign to help educate drivers in the art of awareness. The site at Drive Essex contains information on the various distractions that can affect your perceptive powers, as well as drawing attention to easily missed hazards like bikers.
To test your vigilance behind the wheel, you are invited to play the viral game embedded below. It’s a sort of cartoony version of the hazard perception tests on the new driving tests, but even if you’ve had a go at these, it’s well worth taking the time to play this game, as it simulates additional facets of driving such as mirrors. You may be surprised at what you miss: