You’re always hearing about eating right, exercising and staying in shape. But did you know that one of the best things that you can do is to keep your mind in shape?
It may even help you avoid a serious or even a potentially fatal car accident. According to The Reminder, brain exercise should also be a part of your weekly workout regimen.
According to Posit Science Corporation of San Francisco, Calif., there’s a new product on the market that is getting the brain cells going. It’s called DriveSharp and it has been through a number of studies that have shown that it can cut your risks for car accidents in half. The program, designed by Posit Science, can keep your driving skills sharp at any age and can improve your stopping distance, says the company. This software has been tested for nearly 20 years and is even promoted by some AAA offices.
Our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys understand that you’ve got to be top notch behind the wheel to stay out of car accidents. There are some scary drivers out there and defensive and alert driving habits are your best defense against these accidents. A program might be able to enhance your brain activity, but the truth of the matter is that it’s blocking out all of the distractions behind the wheel that will help you to stay safe. You’ve got one thing to do behind the wheel, and that’s to drive safely. Focus on that!
You should never allow your mind to wander when you’re behind the wheel. You should keep electronics out of the driver’s seat, minimize interactions with your passengers and you should clear your head of all negative emotions. Stress and depression can hinder your ability to drive. It’s a life or death matter and you need to focus on staying alive — by focusing on safe driving habits.
“Part of making our nation’s roads safer is helping mature drivers who wish to stay active — a quickly growing population — maintain or improve their driving safety,” said Peter Kissinger with AAA
Sandra Marsian with AAA adds that tackling the driver’s mind is the main concern of safety advocates. She supports the research of members assessing driving risks and then making a proactive move to improve them. Exercising your brain function is doing just that!
According to some of the studies into this program, merely 10 hours of this training will help drivers to stay on the road longer and safer.
Originally, this program was designed to assist the Baby Boomer generation with driving and aging, but with the results they’ve received, they’ve decided to promote it to drivers of all ages.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Freeman & Mallard for a free and confidential consultation. Call 1-800-561-7777.
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