Tips for your college commute

Posted on : January 21, 2020

We get it. College can be stressful. But you know what is more stressful? Getting into an accident on your way to school, or even at school because you only have 10 minutes to get to class. Whatever the reason, it is never fun to get into an accident on your way to school, so here are some tips for your daily college commute:

Prepare the night before. This includes setting up your bag, pick out what you are going to wear to school, shower, make sure that everything you are going to need is in your bag, maybe even put your bag and keys next to the door so that you know where they are before you leave. This will prevent last-minute panicking if you like to hit that snooze button.

Wake up early. We all hate morning rush traffic, but it is part of life, and part of college commuting. Waking up early gives you time to leave early (if you plan your day the night before) and prevent rushing on the road, lowering your chances of getting into an accident. Pro-tip: Set an annoying alarm tone so you simply cannot ignore it in the morning. 

Know your traffic. It is always good to know alternate routes in addition to your main way of getting to school. Traffic could be worse on some routes than others, so knowing different routes to get to your destination is good in order to prevent rushing. Many conditions can make certain roads unavailable for transit. The weather could also affect roads so be careful when driving under bad weather conditions in order to prevent accidents.

Make your commute relaxing. Relax yourself during your commute in order to prevent road rage and distractions while driving. Listen to relaxing music or your favorite podcast. Also, avoid using your phone during your commute. Instead, check it before and after your commute.

Try applying all these tips to your daily commute and you will have the most pleasant commuting experience. Now the only thing that you will have to worry about is that upcoming test that you have yet to study for, or that assignment that you are going to do last minute!

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