Driving automobiles is common activity for many people within society. It will become second nature and it is easy to forget the dangers associated with driving.
A recent study presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in the United Kingdom indicates that most people wouldn’t notice a gorilla on the road when listening to the radio when driving.
Things that draw our attention away from driving are dangerous even as simple as listening to the radio or a phone conversation. The study highlights the importance of firmly keeping your attention on the road regardless of how of confident a driver is. All drivers should be aware of the limits of their attention.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.