Staying alert and rested while traveling in a vehicle or on a bike is the most important part of making your trip a safe and relaxed one. Distractions like cell phones or radios, as well as being overly tired, create hazardous conditions that impede your ability to respond to changing conditions. In fact, cultivating your own awareness is one of the most important things you can do to create safer conditions while traveling.
Practice Mindful Traveling
When you are driving a car or riding your bike, turn off any distractions and let your attention rest on the sensations, sights, and sounds around you. Research shows that true “multi-tasking” isn’t really possible—when we try to do multiple things at once, we deplete our focus and ability to make good decisions.