A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

Skip Navigation

Womens Health logo

Subscribe to health news headlines email updates.


Health Headlines

divider line
health day

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Your emotions can hinder your ability to drive safely, so you should keep them in check while you're behind the wheel.

The Department of Motor Vehicles offers these suggestions:

  • If you feel angry, upset or annoyed, pull off the road and take a break.
  • Take a few deep breaths.
  • If you are anxious, worried or depressed about something, try to think of other things until you reach your destination.
  • Listen to music.
  • Allow yourself extra time so you don't feel rushed, hurried or impatient.

Return to top