The road network is like a dance floor. You and your car make a dance-couple. Your job is to lead your partner (the car) around the floor. It will respond to your gentle guidance, by hands and feet.
You share the floor with other dance-couples. They're following their own music and patterns. Move as smoothly as you can (elegantly, even, and in your own time) toward your own destination.
But you mustn't bump into them, or the sides of the dance-hall. And you shouldn't cause hiccups in their flow, or make sudden moves that surprise them. Just like a real dance floor.