Another year has come to an end. And, with that, a new year begins, bringing hope and a fresh new start to be the person that you really want to be. Becoming a kinder, gentler person (like Ghandi, only without the shaved head and lack of appetite). This New Years Eve, on my resolution list, among the many habit changes and the monetary growth, I will vow to be a more courteous driver.

I will no longer be that impatient jerk that snarls at every inexperienced teen and slow, elderly driver on the roadway. I will leave for work a bit earlier than usual, so that I am never running late, which will be good for my blood pressure and will be good for my soul.

I believe that better time management and better route planning will be the solution. This will inevitably reduce many of my bad driving habits like tailgating and speeding. It will also work toward my monetary growth resolution. I will save money by avoiding hefty traffic citations and defensive driving classes (which take six hours of my time, and time is money). Not to mention saving fuel.

I ended last year with a better disposition. Of course, I ended last year in Oregon, where disposition enhancement is legal. But, with deep thought and kind regard for my fellow man, I vow that commuting in the new year should be a breeze, not only for me but also for other drivers around me.


Until next week…have a safe and happy New Year.

Daun Thompson

Writer / Comedienne / Artist

Courteous Driver – Comedy Defensive Driving