Gadgets That Will Improve Concentration on the Road


With so many vehicles on the road traveling at such high speeds, it's really no wonder that car accidents occur as regularly as they do. Sometimes this will be the fault of one of the drivers resulting from poor driving, other times it will be nobody's fault, and other times it will be the result of a lack of concentration or awareness that could have been easily avoided. Such mistakes can extremely lead to serious injury or even death, or will in the very least increase the premium on your car insurance or auto insurance. Following then are some methods you can use to increase your concentration on the road.

Firstly it's important that any potential distractions be accounted for. The aim of the game here is to have both hands free and your eyes on the road at all times. This means you should not be fiddling with phones, maps or CD players. Fortunately with the technology available today there are many ways you can enjoy the luxuries of all three without having to take your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel. Think of these as investments that will save you money on your premium or excess for car insurance or auto insurance.

The first of these innovations is the multi-stack CD player that lives in the boot. This allows you to load any number of CDs (depending on the model of your purchase) and ten shuffle or skip through them with the controls at the front of your car (or just let it happen automatically at the end of each CD). This means that you will not end up fiddling with CD cases to put on your favorite Phil Collins single and could not if you wanted to, but at the same time you will not have to listen to 'True Colors' fifteen times before you reach your destination.

Satellite navigation systems (or sat navs as they're more commonly known) are also a great product that can help you keep your eyes on the road. These are essentially the equivalent of having a friend read a map out to you, only they will not constantly be apologizing or sending you down dead ends. This again will help prevent an accident and keep the premium low on your car insurance as you will not be struggling with a map while going round roundabouts or hurtling down the motorway.

The final piece of technological gadgetry that can help you keep your attention focused on the road and other traffic is the hands-free kit for your phone. These work either as headphones with extra functionality or as wireless devices that tuck behind your ear and leave you looking like either a member of the Borg or Britney Spears depending on your complexion. The hands free kits that we're interested in are those that allow you to answer them remotely without having to find your phone and preferably use voice activation on your caller ID as this means you can then take and receive calls while you drive both improving productivity and building up the no-claims bonus on your auto insurance.

Source by Algie Mosley