Maximizing your reaction time as you drive should always be a top priority because of its critical importance in terms of overall safety. Your reaction time when driving will be comprised of two main parts, your focus and your alertness. Your focus on the road will begin and end with completely avoiding any and all distractions while you drive.
Avoiding any distractions as you drive will primarily mean avoiding cell phone use of any kind including both calls and texts. Consider putting your phone on “do not disturb” mode or turning it off altogether and putting it in your pocket as you drive. However, distractions can also include eating or drinking, changing the radio, looking at something on the side of the road, unruly children in the car and more. Avoid the distractions that you have control over. The distractions that you necessarily do not have control over, such as kids, can be managed with the help of a trusted adult passenger.
Alertness will sometimes be easier to manage than external distractions while driving and sometimes it will be more difficult. Regardless, it is just as important that you maximize your alertness as you drive. Being alert while driving means your ability to avoid internal detractions from your attention to the road.
These potential internal detractions from your attention to the road can include drowsiness, sleepiness, mental distractions and more. Keeping your alertness maximized will start with the obvious things like never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as well as you making sure you always get enough sleep prior to driving. You should also never drive in times of high mental and/or emotional stress because that can easily detract from your attention. Finally, never try to drive as you attempt to mentally rehearse something or plan something. For example, if you are on your way to a job interview, avoid going over potential interview questions mentally as you drive there.
Keeping your reaction time at its absolute highest as you drive must always be a main concern for anyone who drives. Your reaction time will consist of maintaining both high focus and alertness. Keeping both of those at a maximum will mean avoiding different types of distractions and detractions. In order to do both, avoid any type of cell phone use when driving, always keep your eyes on the road, never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and always get enough sleep the night before you drive anywhere. If you want to ship any type of vehicle to Puerto Rico, call (904) 322-7644 anytime for a free and instant quote!