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It’s called ‘highway hypnosis,’ does it happen to you?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Driving isn’t something to be taken lightly. When you get behind the wheel, you have one job: driving safely.

Through our Driving Change Campaign, News 6 has committed to stop distracted driving and has been an advocate for a tougher law to make texting and driving in Florida a primary offense.

You've probably heard of, or even experienced for yourself, something called “highway hypnosis.” It’s that weird feeling we all get when we look up during a drive and say out loud, “I don’t remember how I got here.”

By digging deeper, News 6 learned what highway hypnosis is, what it isn’t, and the fact that it’s actually not a bad thing.

Highway hypnosis actually helps your brain and makes you a better driver. Want to know why? Watch our story above as News 6 anchor Bridgett Ellison explains, and view the infographic below for a full breakdown.


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