Some nights are like that. I did see Scotty as a new VR user commit the sin of no peripheral vision and cart someone straight off the track.
But the aim is to not let it get to you, there's plenty of good racing to offset the clusterfucks.
Not to say we could always do better, but that, noone does it on purpose, so to forgive is divine.
I use 'Car Radar' myself, and unlike many have it in the centre of my screen. It's so good you can usually see when others haven't seen you and often avoid them.