Well Michael, yes, this is true. There are different (and interesting) uses of the words in question going on here – but I think you would agree that an habitually excellent driver being a safer choice for a ride than one who is constantly thinking of what (s)he must do next. The key distinction at work here is that which is done without stopping to think about it, and that where someone is constantly stopping and giving mind to what to do next. Would you agree?