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Traffic Talk: Make a resolution to fix a driving habit

Don Gammill: Here are some 2014 resolutions from drivers who would like to change some habits relating to transportation.
BY DON GAMMILL Published: December 30, 2013

Here's hoping things change for him in the new year.

Janet vows to do a better job of combining trips to save gasoline and money.

“I didn't realize how much I was hurting myself until I put myself on a gas allowance,” she said. “There were just so many wasted trips. I recommend that for everyone. You'll sure learn how to save money.”

Good idea worth trying, Janet.

Anthony says he plans to “ride the bus” every chance he gets next year.

“I parked the car and saved a lot of gas,” he said. “I hope there will be more bus routes and such in the future. I even had time to do some last-minute note preparation as we were heading toward where I work. That sure made things easier for me.”

Public transportation can be a great help when it's available, huh, Anthony?

Karen made a resolution to volunteer as a driver for elderly or disabled individuals who can't drive themselves.

“I can't imagine not being able to drive,” she wrote. “For as long as I can, I want to help.”

A special “thanks” for that one, Karen. There always is a need for that kind of help.

By the way ...

If you haven't set your resolutions yet, give doing so a thought. I recommend at least three: one that is easily obtainable, one that will require a little effort and one that you'll really have to work to achieve.

You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel when you reach your destinations.

So Happy New Year, enjoy your week and drive safely.


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