Having the full picture of what’s happening around them can be very important for a driver. A driver missing or ignoring things that are going on in their vicinity could lead to them unintentionally taking very dangerous actions.

One thing that could lead to a driver not paying adequate attention to their full surroundings is the driver letting their attention be pulled away from the road by a distraction. Examples of driver distractions include: texting, talking on the phone, fiddling with the radio, looking at GPS and getting too focused on talking to passengers.

However, a driver doesn’t have to be distracted from their driving to miss getting the full picture of what’s happening around them. Another thing that could cause a driver to fall into this is tunnel vision. This is getting too focused on one area of the road, and thus not paying attention to things outside that area.

As a recent Detroit News article noted, one area a fair number of drivers can get tunnel vision regarding is the area right in front of their car. This type of tunnel vision is sometimes called “driving off the hood of your car.” This sort of behavior can cause problems in a lot of situations, including when a driving is turning, changing lanes or merging from an on ramp.

So, for their own safety and the safety of others, drivers should make sure to look beyond just the area right in front of them when driving.

Another situation in which having a full picture can be vital for a person is when they are pursuing compensation in connection to injuries they suffered as a result of another driving acting inappropriately out on the roads. Making oversights when navigating such issues could lead to things going a very different way than the person hoped. Help with understanding the various issues connected to their compensation-seeking efforts is among the things Louisiana car crash victims can seek out from personal injury lawyers.