Concentration is the cornerstone of safe driving. Anything that distracts you at the wheel is potentially dangerous. Stay aware both mentally and visually, and don’t switch to ‘autopilot’ mode.
Keep your attention on the road and never allow anything to take away your awareness, anticipation or scanning abilities. If the unexpected happens, you’ll take longer to react if you’re distracted – which could cause a crash.
Perform a verbal commentary on your driving to avoid lapsing into ‘autopilot’ mode.