I am not sure if it is some sort of phenomenon to drive while in deep thought for a long distance and arrive at your destination safe and sound, but have no memory of the trip. In other words, you drive just fine but do not remember the drive, but you are where you intended to go. Is there a name for this, other than ...dangerous or thank God you're still alive? It seems to me that I remember there is a name for such phenomenon. Thank you for answering
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Hi Tim, yes, in the Zone is a good way to describe it. Fully functional but deep in thought that one doesn't remember the usual scenic stops, etc. Yes, it can happen while we are doing anything, like housework : ) maybe that is how we get through it
Hi Brian, yes, that is what we called it back in the day, but what if we are not really "spaced out" just in deep thought about something but still driving well?
I asked Google about your question and found a hub titled "Drowsy Daydreaming Drivers - Zombies on the Road".
Thanks Brian. I am not drowsy though just in deep thought.
Yes, that is it exactly, passing a landmark without remembering having passed it. Oh, I don't talk on the cell phone while driving. I pull over! Thanks Bob!
I've got Blue Tooth, Faith, so I talk on the phone hands-free. It's not unlike talking to a passenger.
Oh, really, Bob. Thanks for sharing. I may need to get one of those : )
Yes, that sounds like it , Sha, auto pilot. I have heard of a clinical term for it, but just can't remember what it is. Of course, we can all sing, pray, listen to music and drive just fine, but with this, we just don't happen to remember landmarks.
Wow, Phyllis, blackout sounds very dangerous and don't know how one would survive a long distance in a blackout state. I know I do have my guardian angels. Thanks for the "syncope"...interesting!
In 'Guardian Angels & Little Devils' 'cause of length I had to excise a story where a friend drove for 15 minutes in a big city after going blank. Syncope would not have been a factor. She did feel deep down some kind of protection through it all
I believe, in my case, it could also be called a brain fart - A brief episode of absent-mindedness or inattention.
Hi Phyllis, no blackout going on, just deep in thought, and not thinking of all the usual sights along the way. I sing, pray, listen to music like everyone else, and drive, so in deep thought but not acknowledging every sight along the way.
Hi Sherry, yes, I think so too, and no, it wasn't a black out, just driving as usual thinking a lot. Shoot, I listen to music, pray, sing while driving, so just not preoccupied with the sites. Thank you for answering!
Hi Kevin, yes, that describes it exactly LOL. The route is so familiar that you are on autopilot and just not aware of passing our usual landmarks. I am a deep thinker LOL.
Hi RoadMonkey, that is it, automatic driving or autopilot. We just go through our normal routine and route until something is different in that route. Thank you for answering!
Hahaha, oh me, that is a lot to digest, but thank you. It is more like just thinking about the day and in our normal routine, no need to be mindful of our usual landmarks and such. We all sing, laugh, talk to passengers, pray while driving and think
No need for a solution, dearest Romeos, as it is just being in deep thought while safely driving our familiar route to and fro. LOL, yes, you may have overthought this one. God bless
Wow, Sparklea, that is all so interesting! I have never been hypnotized either. That sounds nice to give part of our consciousness a rest ...a well-needed rest. Thank you for sharing here. I will do so too sweet friend. Hugs
Hi Word, yes, one still drives in a safe manner and most likely as you state, our subconscious takes over, but just wonder if it is some kind of phenomenon to arrive safe and sound while going through the motions ...