Staying Focused While Driving
Drivers are under a lot of stress. Even if they do not have to deal with heavy traffic, they have to have distributive attention, both ahead and looking in the rearview mirror. Plus, there are lots of distractions, such as a mobile phone ringing. For new drivers, it’s best for them to attend certified driving schools in Colorado Springs to learn good driving skills.
To avoid accidents while at the wheel, here are a few useful tips to stay focused while driving:
- Make Sure All Your Passengers Are Occupied with Something
When traveling with your family, make sure everyone is entertained and busy with something. Thus, the children should have tablets to play on or watch cartoons. Adults usually have their own smartphones and can keep themselves busy, but it’s a great idea to have WiFi internet in the car so they can browse their favorite websites.
- Take Breaks for Snacks and Refreshments
Are you feeling a little hungry? It may seem no big deal reaching out for a bag of snacks while driving. But you could easily swerve to the right or left and cause an accident. Always find a lay-by where you can pull over to eat, drink and rest.
- Driving Alone? Listen to the Radio
The good local radio station is your best friend if you drive alone on a long distance trip. After hundreds of miles of driving, in total silence, you may suffer from the highway hypnosis (also known as white line fever): an altered mental state when you can drive like an automaton without having any recollection. With the radio on, you will have enough outside stimuli to be alert. However, remember to pull over, even for a short nap, when you feel tired and drowsy.