Professional driver make allowances and compensates for the errors and foibles of other motorists and road users.
SPACE MANAGEMENT: simply speaking, it is creating and maintaining a buffer of space between your vehicle, other vehicles & road users, and fixed objects on the road to prevent a crash.
Stop in traffic so you can see the tires of the vehicle in front making clear contact with the pavement.
Follow other traffic at a minimum of 2 seconds following distance. As road condtions deteriorate increase your following distance.
1) Stop before the STOP line;
2) Stop before the crosswalk line or sidewalk;
3) Stop at the edge where the 2 roads meet.
Leave one lane of space between your vehicle and pedestrians if the pedestrians is walking away from you. More if the pedestrian is approaching you.
Do not block intersections.