Stuff i did to minimise/mitigate risk;
1: quality gear, i use a 2 piece dionese and dianese boots that look kinda like shoes, just a bit heavier.
2: scan constantly, any side street, driveway, pedistrian crossing etc is a hazard. Consider EVERYTHING to be a hazard until its behind you.
3: expect stupidity, i know ask myself, "what the dumbest thing this guy could do right now", and buffer for that
4: buzzword of the day "BUFFER". buffer for everything, buffer means leave yourself enough room to react without bailing.
5: pedestrians are retards, they do stupid shit alll the god damn time.. "uleh, do a wheelie cuz", "pop a mono bruddah" etc etc
6: cars with "p" plates are retards, worse than learners, they like to "think" their faster than you.
7: dont split moving traffic
8: dont show off
9: RELAX while riding, dont be tense, and learn to lean early.
10: LOUD EXHAUST FOR ROAD AWARENESS, do not be timid in pulling the clutch and blipping the revs up around 5-6k, so many times ive been cut off, your horn is loud, a motor bike Vtwin with a debaffled exhaust is louder...
one more thing would be to practice braking into a corner and dropping back into first, i learned to traffic ride in Sydney, cars do not/will not "stop" to give way when ur trying to turn, they just try to squeeze around you, took me a while to smoothly drop back into first at 35-50km/h on the HYO, master BLIPPING your throttle to get back into 1st gear, i find 2nd gear is labouring when im making a 90o left/right turn. Dont be scared to pop back into first and give it a small boot full.
Thats all the crap i could think of that helped me going through my learners, i had a decade of dirt squirting experience, i must say all drivers have lapses of judgment, some more than others, as a rider you cannot differentiate one from the other.