Peter did the right thing. If he had hit the front brake there was a good chance that his front wheel would have locked up on one of the wide, green leaves. Accelerating over the small branch proved a good move. The lightened front wheel just rode over the hazard and Peter moved down the kerb crossing to he edge of the road.
As he reached the edge of the road he instinctively looked to see if there were any vehicles coming. His first instinctive look was the:
(b) Right (USA) Left (in right hand drive countries)
(c) Left (USA) Right (in right hand drive countries)