As you're sitting in that hideous Washington Bridge traffic as repair works continues, consider this:
Until the day someone creates teleportation, most of us have to find a way to get to work each day. According to a new report, that means getting behind the wheel for most of us. Not surprisingly, this may be doing damage to our overall well-being.
According to a poll by CarGurus, 72% of Americans drive to work every day, with convenience being the top reason for going to work by car (34%), followed by speed (20%). But driving to work each day may not be too good for our mental health, with 51% of drivers saying that during their commute they tend to scream curse words they wouldn’t normally use, while 42% admit they have “flipped someone off.”
Other people seem to be the thing that gets to commuters the most, with 53% of people saying other people driving poorly is the thing that annoys them the most about their commute.
And it’s no secret that commuting by car can take hours out of your day, which could be used for something else. When asked, 51% of people said if they could get their commuting time back they’d use it for sleeping, while 48% would spend them with their family, and 39% would go to the gym.