Commuting can be a problem. We all hate that morning traffic grind. In general, we hate driving in the morning. Well, if you were able to work from home during this time, you’re one of the lucky ones. If your company asks you to come back to the office and the proper safety precautions have been put in place, then it’s back to the office you go!
Unfortunately, many who are beginning to commute haven’t been driving frequently over the past few months. With COVID-19 putting a pretty solid lock down on the country, trips to the grocery store as well as essential businesses have been the only time people can get out. This has left some commuters rusty. Rusty drivers can also lead to larger problems when roads start opening up and accidents can happen.
Drive The Speed Limit When Commuting
Listen, not many people are on the road right now. Prior to COVID-19, my commute to work was approximately 45 minutes. This was to simply drive 15 miles. Now, that things have reopened my commute is now 15-20 minutes. That is not depending on traffic, but depending on how generous the lights are.
It’s no surprise that speeding is one of the biggest issues that law enforcement are dealing with right now. With so many open areas that were once jam-packed with traffic now wide open, the idea for speeding has also increased for many with sporty vehicles. Be careful and watch your speed limit. There is no way your are going to be late for work right now even if you leave 15-minutes after your usual time.
Give Drivers Space
A few times on my way into the office, I found that my speedometer said 65 and I was in the far right lane but I also found the guy behind me (with 5 lanes to the left that were wide open) was right on my bumper. There was no need for this. Give drivers the necessary space and think a little more next time you feel like you want to do that.
Practice In Your Neighborhood
If you’re having trouble getting back into the swing of things (or simply following basic driving precautions) then maybe take your car out for a small spin around the neighborhood. Get readjusted to driving the speed limit and familiarize yourself with basic road signs. Usually a good indicator would be if you obey the basic principles that keep our roads safe.