May 21, 2014
Be In the Moment While Driving
When you’re driving, how much of your mind is occupied with driving? As a traffic attorney, I can safely estimate that the answer is “about half.” Before you protest, think back to your commute this morning. Were you thinking 100% of the time about driving or were you thinking about other things like the project that’s coming due this week?
As most of the people who work as a traffic attorney can attest, most drivers are distracted when behind the wheel. Not only are their thoughts engaged elsewhere, but also they allow their attention to be captured by things like text messages. It’s a recipe for disaster, one that any traffic attorney sees the proof of time and again in their regular practice.
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While a traffic attorney can establish quite a bit of their practice on automobile collisions, most of us wish it were otherwise. In fact, as any reputable traffic attorney will tell you, we’d much rather see drivers be more “in the moment” when they are behind the wheel.
So what does it take to be in the moment? Essentially, it means focusing your awareness on the present moment, being actively conscious of what you’re doing and what’s going on around you. When you’re driving, being in the moment means setting aside planning for the future or worrying about the past. Your only concern is the here and now.
To that end, you might focus your consciousness on the feel of the car’s seat as it supports you and the texture of the steering wheel beneath your hands. Your visual and auditory senses will be attuned to what’s happening outside the vehicle, so you’re always on the lookout for signs, changing lights and other drivers.
As a traffic attorney, I see the sometimes tragic results of not being in the moment while driving on a regular basis. Make a commitment to inhabit the present moment, and you just might avoid becoming my client. But if you do need a traffic attorney, I am here to help.