Avoid “Zoning Out” While Driving

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

There are many things that can distract us while driving even if we do everything we can to avoid the obvious distractions. When you’re alone in the car, chances are you’re listening to music, perhaps talk radio or it’s possible you’re a driver who likes to simply think while driving and prefers silence. While none of those seems like much of a distraction, they can lead to you “zoning out” which is something you’ll want to avoid.

If you’re deeply engrossed in a talk radio segment or even an audiobook, it can be very easy to have your mind become focused on that and less on the crucial ask at hand, defensive driving. You want to ensure that you’re not so into what you’re listening to that you’re less alert and aware of your surroundings. The same can be said for when you’re really getting into the music you’re playing, especially if it’s too loud.

Another time when people risk “zoning out” is when they are deep in thought about something. It could be something mundane or it could be something serious that’s been weighing on your mind but either way, you must be careful not to get distracted by your thoughts. That can be difficult to do when you’re talking about particularly important or emotional thoughts but you need to make sure your focus remains on the road. If you find yourself overwhelmed with emotion for whatever reason, pull over and take a minute to gather yourself. If that means avoiding a serious accident, you’ll certainly be glad you did.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 91057 ratings and reviews.

Linda TX, United States
Easy, compliant with my state for ticket dismissal and reasonably priced.
Jonathan TX, United States
Simple and easy to understand. Gets to the point.
Jesse TX, United States
Simple website and registration process.
Janice
Fast and easy
Lisa
Easy to understand, straightforward, simple to register.
William
Easy to use!
ileana TX, United States
I have used this website before over the years and found it easy to navigate! Love it and the ability to call and talk to a person when I need help!
Lizette
It has been simple and efficient to navigate through the website making the decision to use defensivedriving.com easy.
Tonia
Easy to access and understand.
Bertha
It is very affordable!
Alexandria
as good as it gets
Amber TX, United States
Very easy process to understand and very user friendly website.
Raymond
Quick and easy
STEPHANIE United States
Thank you for having everything to take care of my ticket all in one place
Christopher
Great Service!
Carla
Everything has been quick and easy!
Claudia
Fast and easy
Jenny
It is easy and user friendly.
Katherine
Easy to follow instructions.
Roberto TX, United States
Registration was easy, and the completion of the course was simple. Definitely recommend taking this course.
Anne-Marie
Easy to do. Easy to understand
Nada
Fast and efficient
Kathleen
It was wonderful and super easy!!
Pete
Quick and easy process.
David
Simple and straight forward
Ralph
Easy to navigate
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course