9 Life Lessons You Learn While Driving
Daily Activities can Teach us a Lot
If you drive around in Billings, you probably notice a lot of really bad drivers. It seems that every city around the country wants to claim that their residents have the worst! The truth is, we have it pretty nice here in Montana. A low population means little traffic.
But there are times when things don’t go our way. Times when we are frustrated with other drivers. It can be irritating, but take the time to learn a lesson or two from those situations. Here are 9 lessons we have learned behind the wheel.
Traffic will get backed up sometimes. Maybe it’s just a lot of people on the road, maybe it’s an accident, or maybe it’s road work that’s causing the issue. Learn to enjoy the forced moments of self reflection.
There are some areas of town that will get backed up every single day (heading past the Metra to get to the heights around 5pm for instance). Taking a few minutes to be organized about your trip through town can help you avoid frustration.
People are going to get in wrecks or otherwise be on the side of the road. Rubbernecking is a great way to cause another accident. Be respectful of other people’s privacy. In other words, “Mind yo’ business!”
Sometimes, even when you are organized, there is going to be sudden traffic. Be prepared to be stuck in traffic. A good audio book will help pass the time, as will a hands-free phone call to your mom. She’ll appreciate the gesture.
Many people aren’t great drivers. Maybe they are scared, maybe they haven’t practiced enough. Being empathetic that sometimes people just have off days can make you feel better as a person. This is especially true in the winter when driving can get a bit scary.
Ask around and you’ll find that people think other drivers never use their turn signals. Studies show that about 2/3 of drivers use them (younger drivers being less likely to flick that lever). Be courteous, use your signal, and let other drivers be aware of where you’re going so you can avoid a crash.
You’re going to want to get angry when driving. You’re going to get cut-off or tail-gated. You get to choose how they affect you. Will you become angry and scream and road rage? Or will you let it slide and not let your blood pressure go up?
We don’t always see everything. In the warmer months, motorcycles will hit the road. They’re smaller than cars and harder to see, so we must be diligent to be aware of what’s going on around us.
Solitude is an often overlooked in our modern life. With our phones constantly keeping us connected, we overlook the fact that we can be alone. Driving in the off hours can help us enjoy that solitude we rarely get.
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