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Why you need to Drive Mindfully
Most of us drive so regularly that it becomes automatic. As beginners we notice every detail, but the more routine driving becomes, the less attention we give to it. It becomes so habitual that paying complete attention is difficult. For this reason special training is needed to give full attention to driving.

Attention is a limited resource
Your most valuable resource is your attention because it creates your experience. It is a limited resource in that we can focus fully on only one thing at a time. Like a spotlight that shines on a small area, your attention must jump around to cover several things.
One way we cope with limited attention is by developing habits that no longer require much attention. You can function on automatic while you focus on other things. This gives the illusion of doing more than one thing fully but actually very little attention goes to the automatic task.

So it is with driving. The act of driving has become so automatic that we feel we can do all manner of other things. It is possible to talk on the phone, listen to the news or music, listen to a book, consult the GPS, eat a meal, drink coffee, do make-up, brush hair, shave, text message or read a book and drive at the same time. And it is true, we can…but not safely. Studies have shown that a driver on the phone is FOUR times more likely to have an accident. A driver on the phone is as hazardous as an intoxicated one.

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