#SafetyCHAMP Controlling Emotions While Driving

Our emotions play a vital role when we are driving. Having a heated argument with your spouse or feeling stressed over financial challenges will hamper your ability to think and reason while on the road. It is imperative that you control your emotions while driving and focus on driving safely.

Being upset, allowing rage, and impatience are all attitudes and emotions that could adversely affect your ability to observe the road and avoid hazardous situations. These types of emotions can cause you to concentrate on the negative event and not on your driving. We should always avoid heated or bothersome conversations while driving as studies have demonstrated that a heated conversation is almost as hazardous as driving while under the influence. While having good driving skills and attitudes are important, avoiding a bad attitude while driving will enhance your safety on the road.