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Friday, July 14, 2006

Psychological Factors affecting Driver.

Psychological Factors affecting Driver.
The following are some of the most important Psychological factors that affect the driver.
ANGER: anger is a state when the hormone adrenaline gushes in to the blood and the human being suffers a fit of rage. Anger is the worst state of a human mind and body which manifests itself in most deadly deeds. Driving in fit of anger is a dangerous thing as the driver loses control. He drives at a faster speed.
EMOTIONAL UPSET: if somebody is emotionally upset, he/she must not drive. If it is necessary one should take a short walk or talk to a friend and shed out his feelings. If emotionally upset while driving, the driver gets emotional swings and sometimes gets lost in oblivion, which may further cause accidents on road.
MENTAL FATIGUE: A PERSON WHO HAS WORKED FOR NEARLY A WHOLE DAY UNDER MENTAL STRAIN SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CARE WHILE DRIVING. HE MUST REALAX FOR A WHILE AND THEN SHOULD DRIVE. MENTAL FATIGUE is a state where the transmission of signals from brains to limbs through our motor system becomes invariably slow.
A PERSON UNDER MEDICATION: nowadays some of the medicines with sedatives as one of the constituents. People under such medications are under the influence of these sedatives. This could make you feel sleepy causing danger to people around.

Comments:
I would like to include :
Distraction with cell phones; advertisements; using beauty products (for women), aging and when stressed.
 
Absolutely right! Thank you for stepping into my blog.
 
//MENTAL FATIGUE: A PERSON WHO HAS WORKED FOR NEARLY A WHOLE DAY UNDER MENTAL STRAIN SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CARE WHILE DRIVING. HE MUST REALAX FOR A WHILE AND THEN SHOULD DRIVE.//

Whatever you said, they are all 'a sure' contributor to a road accident. I once remember abusing my concsiousness with over fatiqueing my mind and body; driving non-stop from NY to Atlanta, about 980 miles in 18 hrs.

I was lucky that day for not having any kind of accident, as i reaching home, it was 2am in the morning, after 11pm in the evening as i was driving, I started feeling a hallucinated effect of scenary on the either side.

I have no idea, how I drove that distance. Becasue still I can remember how my mind deceived me as everything got tired.

Cell phone is another dangerous zone to go with driving. It changes ones mood profoundly, based on the kind of conversation we are involved with.

Here in the US some states bans the cell phone while behind the wheel. A good idea and encourageable.

Thanks for the article.
 
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