How do I concentrate while driving?

I have trouble concentrating when I’m behind the wheel, but I’m dedicated to becoming a better driver. What are some tips to help me concentrate while driving?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That’s great that you’re making a commitment to becoming a more attentive and
safe driver
! To best concentrate while driving, follow these tips:
  • Go through your driving ritual before you leave (i.e., check your mirrors, put your seat belt on, etc.).
  • Don’t use your phone. If you’re tempted, lock it in the glove box or the center console.
  • Keep music at an appropriate volume.
  • Don’t wear headphones.
  • Get your music or podcast going before you leave your home.
  • Use hands-free calling or voice-to-text technology to send messages.
  • Avoid multitasking.
  • Use a rideshare service if you’re going to drink.
  • Limit the number of passengers in your car, if possible.
  • Don’t stream videos on your car’s head unit.
  • Don’t tailgate.
  • Obey the rules of the road and posted speed limits.
  • Avoid the temptation to look at the scenery.
  • Limit any other distractions not listed above.
By following the tips above, you should be able to increase your concentration and become a safer driver. But even if you’re concentrating, it doesn’t mean other drivers aren’t distracted. And that’s why it’s so important to have the right car insurance coverage.
With the
app, you can find the best rates on the coverage you need. Jerry collects quotes from 50-plus top-rated car insurance companies and sends the best deals straight to you. After you find a great rate, Jerry can help you buy new insurance and cancel your old policy. Customers save an average of nearly $900 per year.
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings