While rapid advances in technology have provided society with some incredible tools we never thought possible, this rapid explosion also comes with growing pains.
Unfortunately, as technology continues to advance, our attention spans subsequently decrease.
Since most of us have become increasingly comfortable with multitasking in our daily lives, it can be difficult to step away from this behavior while behind the wheel.
Read on to discover our list of tips that can help you maintain your focus on the road when it gets difficult.
#1 - Commit to cell phone-free driving.
Cell phones present the biggest distractions to drivers on the roads these days. As you likely know, using your phone while driving is one of the most dangerous activities you can engage in.
Texting is particularly harmful. In order to read or send a text, you must look at your phone for at least five seconds. When you’re going 55 miles per hour (mph) on the road, that is similar to traveling the whole length of a football field without looking.
#2 - Get some fresh air.
If you find your mind beginning to wander while you’re out on the road, an effective way to regain your focus can be to roll down the window or turn on the air conditioner.
Feeling the fresh air on your skin can help you regain focus and concentrate on the road again.
#3 - Reduce your levels of multitasking.
Even though multitasking is often praised in the corporate world, it’s best to leave the behavior in the office. Multitasking while driving can seriously endanger you as well as others who share the road with you.
Whatever task you’re trying to accomplish while driving can wait until you reach your destination. If it cannot wait, it is best to pull over to a safe area so that you are not engaging in unsafe driving behaviors while completing the additional task.
#4 - Test your focus while you’re not driving.
If you find yourself checking your phone frequently or engaging in other activities that make you lose focus on the task at hand, you may want to challenge yourself to see how long you can go without distractions.
Doing so while you are not driving can help you challenge yourself in a safe environment to help improve your concentration skills.
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Not everyone is aware of these techniques for staying focused on the road. If another’s recklessness or inattention caused you to sustain injuries in a crash, it is in your best interest to seek skilled legal assistance right away to help with your case.
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