Driving can be even more rewarding this New Year -- here’s why | Inquirer Business

Driving can be even more rewarding this New Year — here’s why

/ 09:00 AM January 18, 2021

Going out is still not an option during the holidays due to the pandemic. With the quarantine restrictions in place, everyone is discouraged from taking the usual shoulder-bumping walks around their communities. Now, the safest way to go out for some R&R is to stay inside the car and drive around. The good news is this New Year, driving can be more than a much-needed escape from the four corners of the home.


Here are the reasons driving can be an even more rewarding experience in 2021.

Driving encourages the brain to relax and focus


Driving makes the mind more relaxed because it’s focused on the road. This is because the brain’s central executive remains alert all throughout the entire time. That also explains why people can drive with laser-focus.

Being on the road, after all, is a multitasking skill. Drivers not only have to step on the gas and stir the wheel, but also pay attention to the people crossing the road, the street signs,.the other vehicles on the road, all while monitoring the driving speed.

Time-out and slow down when driving

Health experts advise everyone going out to maintain physical distancing and wear the necessary mask and face shield. This rules out a meditative walk. In this situation, driving can be the ultimate form of relaxation outside the house.

Over the past years, many people have acknowledged that being behind the wheel has turned into a therapeutic activity. With windows down, driving can help a person get the inspiration he or she needs. The sight of nature, or even the concrete jungle, enables one to think outside the four corners of their home — literally.


Driving can also offer rewards. Literally.

With the new Shell Go+ app, driving is much more gratifying, safe, and seamless. You can easily earn points from Shell Fuels, Shell Lubricants, and Shell SELECT which later you can use to pay at Shell and redeem exciting products from the rewards catalogue! Moreover, you can access exclusive perks like getting free roadside assistance, getting double points for Shell SELECT Deli2Go products, 10% discount on Shell lubricants, and 10% discount on Motolite batteries anytime, anywhere. All these and more while you enjoy secure, contactless, and convenient transactions with the app.

Looking for a driving buddy in 2021? Go for the Shell Go+ app. Download the app today via https://bit.ly/ShellGoPlusInq and earn 100 points upon successful registration. For more information and for the full list of participating stations, go to www.shell.com.ph/shellgoplus today.

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