Mermade Moments: How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101

Monday, February 23, 2015

How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101



Prologue:
I commute every day from Monterey to San Jose - it's about 60 miles each way and isn't usually too bad of a drive. However, PEOPLE RUIN IT. So, to make sure you aren't one of these god forsaken people...I bring to you...How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101.

We'll start with the basics.
  • Drive the speed limit. 
  • If you can't keep up in the fast lane, GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE.
  • Use your blinker. They are there for a reason, my friends.
  • Wear your seat belt. 
  • Don't text and drive. Or talk and drive. (for those states like California)
  • Be aware of peeps on motorcycles. They come out of nowhere! 
  • If you cannot stay in your lane and eat a Big Mac, don't eat the Big Mac.
Now, we're starting to get a little more difficult.
  • DO NOT be a rubber necker. Do you want to cause another accident? 
  • If you see a CHP on the side of the road pulling someone over, DO NOT slam on your breaks. He's busy. He doesn't care about you. Okay?
  • Tap dance not breaks. Seriously, so annoying.
 These ones should be common knowledge, but obviously are not.
  • DO NOT read and drive. Are you kidding me? 50 Shades can wait.
  • DO NOT turn on your brights in the fog. Do you want to die?
  • DO NOT try and win a fight with a diesel truck. You will lose. And die. 
As you can see, I'm probably the best commuter ever. (hah) These are all very simple tips. Implement a few into your daily drive and I guarantee that your  fellow roadsters will thank you.

What's the craziest thing you've ever seen while driving? I would love to know! Also, is talking on your cell phone legal where you live? It isn't in California. You'll get a big fat ticket. Or a warning if you're lucky.

6 comments:

  1. Mobile phones, eating a sandwich, taking a swig from your bottle - all illegal in the UK if you're driving! I once saw a woman driving with her elbows as she put her make-up on..talk about mental!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  2. I miss the subway every day. People are IDIOTS. I use my horn daily. What I really want it to shout at them is, do you not realize you're driving a death trap?! C'mon, ya'll. Get.it.together.

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  3. Wait, you have a 60 minute commute?!?! DAYUM GIRL, that's dedication! Hope you have a killer playlist for jamming out on that stretch of road...

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  4. Oh my goddddddddddddddd. I have said this before and I'll say it again: We have the WORST traffic in the country. I attribute it to the fact that the Silicon Valley has more foreigners than locals, and thus, we end up with people that cannot drive to save their lives. I commute from SJ to Palo Alto every day. 20 miles. Takes me 90 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! Ughhhhhhhhhh.

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  5. The craziest thing I've ever seen is an old man driving on the wrond SIDE of a HIGHWAY. He could've killed himself and others.

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  6. Mobile phone is very important

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