Ever arrived at your destination after a lengthy drive with no recollection whatsoever of the journey you’ve just completed? You feel like you’ve been on autopilot the whole time – which is comforting in one way, because it suggests your instincts and reflexes must be in pretty good shape. But in another it means your mind has either been wandering or it’s been switched off completely. And that’s a worry. What if someone had pulled out of a side road in front of you, or stepped off the kerb? Would you have snapped out of your daydream and reacted in time? We all like to think we’re capable drivers. Indeed, there are numerous surveys out there where the vast majority of respondents insist they are better drivers than anyone else on the road. But we can’t all be right. And even those of us who are, by any objective measure, decent drivers (you’ll note I’m happily including myself in this category) will not be perfect. Even the best of us can all too easily be distracted. Whether it’s trying to control screaming kids in the back, rushing to get somewhere on time, changing the radio station, wrestling with a pasty wrapper or looking at the SatNav, many of us are guilty of losing concentration while we’re driving, potentially endangering our own and others’ lives.