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Feeling safer in your car starts with a safe car.

If you often feel unsafe when you get in a car to drive, that can be the result of a number of different factors. It might be that you are not a very confident driver, and this is spilling over into a general malaise around the experience of driving. Or it could be that you have had some traumatic experiences in the past, and you are keen not to repeat them. In any case, there are some vital steps you can take to ensure that you feel safer whenever you get in a car in the future. Here they are.

Avoid The Stress

If you frequently feel stressed while driving, then this is probably negatively affecting your experience, and next time you get in the car you are going to start feeling stressed all over again. Therefore, if you can find a way to properly manage and transmute your stress this time, it will make driving less of a worry next time. You can de-stress after getting in the car by doing some simple breathing exercises (before you start driving!) or generally being more mindful in your daily life.

Make All Necessary Arrangements Before You Get To Your Car

There are a lot of arrangements that need to be made when you are driving a car regularly, and if you don’t have them all dealt with it is usually going to make it harder to feel safe as you drive, because you will have that nagging voice in your head reminding you about it. For instance, you need to ensure that you have your car insurance paid for, along with any breakdown cover you might need, and the tax and so on. If any of this is not done and you are driving illegally, you’ll be so much more stressed as you drive.


Minimize All Potential Distractions

Being distracted while driving is the single biggest cause of motor accidents across the world. Knowing this, you are going to feel a lot safer if you do all you can to minimize your potential distractions before you start each journey. That means keeping your phone off or at least on silent, ensuring you are not over-worrying about something in your mind, and keeping the volume on the music low, if not turning it off altogether. Keep those distractions to a minimum and you will feel so much safer as you drive.

Take Extra Lessons

If you are really concerned, and you think it might be because you don’t quite have all the driving skills you would ideally like to have, then you might want to consider taking some extra lessons. You can take a crash course in defensive driving, or learning how to specifically drive on a motorway or at night. If you have any weak spots, be sure to get the necessary training as you require it. That will help you to feel so much safer whenever you drive.

If you can follow all of those, you are going to find that you feel a lot safer when you drive.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.