A poll of 2,000 motorists revealed 72 per cent have turned up to their desired location with no real recollection of the route they took.
Other common distractions include worrying about how much fuel is left, engine noise and talking to passengers.
It also emerged 26 per cent of motorists don’t pay as much attention to their surroundings when driving as they should, and often miss the scenery they’re driving past.
For 44 per cent, taking breaks is a sure-fire way to help them focus on driving and the journey more.
While others rely on planning or being familiar with the route and even making sure they’re well rested and fed beforehand.
Cognitive scientist, Dr Martha Newson, who has partnered with Hyundai, which commissioned the research, said: “Part of what holds us together as families, communities or society are the memories that shape us and being able to reflect on our most defining experiences together.
“After years of lockdowns, the UK is making up for what feels like lost time.
“We have a deep need for memory making, reflected in the fact that 22 per cent of respondents shared that they want to be more present in the moment and make more lasting memories during their journeys.
“It’s not about getting from A to B but really experiencing what the journey has to offer in all its glory.
“These journeys across the UK are part of what is bringing us back together, both physically and psychologically.”
The study found 34 per cent of those polled are more likely to remember a car journey when travelling with others – as opposed to being alone.
A third said the most prominent memory from previous driving trips in the past is who they travelled with, while the same number said the amazing views (33 per cent).
These came ahead of passing famous landmarks (30 per

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