Complacency is a danger. Too true.
But if you follow your basic rules, you'll be safer:
Always maintain distance. Distance is your friend. I use the 3 second rule in the car, religiously--three seconds behind the driver in front of me, at all times. On my bike, I extend that.
And distance from the driver behind me. If someone is tailgating me or too close, I fix it as quickly and safely as possible.
The upside to riding a bike is that we are on fast and nimble machines and can position ourselves easily--while remaining careful and safe.
I don't do a lot of commuting on my bike, so maybe I'm not the best to answer. But riding a motorcycle in traffic is all about staying alert--*always.* No excuses. You just cannot get complacent, ever.
But if you maintain your safe distances, you'll likely be in better shape for whatever may come--even if that's you, daydreaming for a few seconds.
We're all familiar with that highway phenomenon of having traveled several miles (usually in our cars) and upon quick reflection, realizing we didn't notice a damned thing--couldn't say how we got from the one point to the other, having seemingly missed everything in between. It's going to happen on your bike too, it's inevitable. But if you stick to your basic rules, you'll be much better off in the end.
Beyond that, I have nothing, really. Except maybe: Don't ride while tired or sleepy. Or unusually angry/ upset. Don't be in too much of a hurry. Pop one of those 5-Hour Energy drinks a half hour before you saddle up? (Ha! I've actually never tried one of those--the idea kind of freaks me out. I'm already a little bit too much on edge most of the time).
Ride safe, Gary
2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports - Manual.
Setup: Givi Tall Sport Touring Windscreen; Hepco & Becker Lower Engine Guards; Hepco & Becker Handle Bar/ Hand Guard Protectors; Hepco & Becker Tank Guard Soft Bags for OEM Uppers; HTTMT Kickstand Pad Extender (Red);
RAM Mounts X-Grip; Swegotech Forkshield; Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers and 2018 Rack (31/38L); Touratech 20mm Bridged Handlebar Riser; OEM center stand; OEM skid-plate, uppers and tires.