Holding your concentration while driving can be a challenging task at times. Things often get messy and life’s circumstances are rarely ideal.
Your toddler in the back seat may suddenly throw a fit because she dropped her toy on the floor. Your cell phone may start going off nonstop for one reason or another. There are seemingly endless ways in which you can lose focus on the road.
Read on to learn three tips to help you improve your focus while driving.
#1 – SET YOUR CELL PHONE TO DO NOT DISTURB MODE.
Cell phones are consistently a leading cause of distraction for drivers year after year. In fact, about eight people in the U.S. lose their lives each day in car accidents involving a distracted driver.
To help combat this, most modern mobile phones have the option to set your device to Do Not Disturb mode. While set to this functionality, you will still be able to receive all the calls and texts you normally would, but the notifications are silenced so that you aren’t distracted from what you’re doing.
#2 – ASK YOUR PASSENGERS TO HELP YOU AVOID DISTRACTIONS.
Having passengers in the car can be fun, but it can also be distracting at times. Setting the expectation early on with your passengers that you’d like them to help you stay focused on the road lets them know you care about their safety and wellbeing.
While it may feel like an awkward conversation to have, they very well may thank you for doing so.
#3 – BE FULLY PREPARED FOR THE DRIVE BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE GAS.
Being fully prepared for your drive includes doing all of the following:
- Make sure your mirrors are properly positioned.
- Ensure your chair is correctly situated.
- Set the directions on your global positioning system (GPS).
- Put your phone on Do Not Disturb mode.
- Buckle in your seat belt.
- Locate your sunglasses in case you need them if you’re driving during the day.
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