Since I have been working for over a month now, I have gotten to experience the daily commute to and from my workplace.
During college, I lived in an apartment across the street from the UC Berkeley campus. Thus, there was no need for me to drive resulting in no car insurance to save money. I started driving again just recently after a 4-year break and it was an interesting experience at first. Now I dread the constant traffic jams that seemingly appear every time I drive.
For those that know the SF Bay Area, I work in San Mateo but live in the East Bay. So I commute across the San Mateo bridge two times a day. There seems to be everlasting construction going on, which doesn’t help traffic when they close off lanes for years at a time. Just look at the “new” bay bridge they’re supposed to be building. How many years has it been since they started? Anyways, on a good day my commute takes 30 minutes each way; on a bad day it can take over an hour each way.
During this substantial amount of time with nothing to do , I observe other drivers while listening to classical music. You hear about “old grannies” that drive slow and find it amusing until you are actually stuck behind one. They seriously drive below the speed limit when the freeway isn’t even packed, which is rage inducing and slows everyone down. Then there are your aggressive drivers that pay no attention to the speed limit and are constantly switching lanes back and forth. They always eventually get stuck behind a wall of cars, which is quite satisfying to watch.
Now that it is winter, the drive back home at night is pitch black and it’s even starting to rain more often. Visibility is greatly reduced, which results in everyone driving slower. So a 65mph zone essentially becomes a 20mph zone during one of these nights. How’s the traffic like at where you live?
Remember, safety always comes first when driving. ^^
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