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13 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

Stop Thinking of Your Commute as a Gridlocked Prison & Make It Work for You

12. Be Prepared

Carry at least the driving basics -- jumper cables, a flashlight, a first aid kit and water. Add kitty litter, a blanket and a shovel for snow emergencies if winter looms. Wet wipes and bandages will eventually be used whether riding in your briefcase on a bus or sitting in your glove box. 

To be clear, we’re talking about keeping basic essentials at the ready, not hauling a trailer to ward off doomsday. And don’t be the damsel in distress flashing hazards in an intersection. Know how to change your flat tire. Even better, know how to pull over and be a good Samaritan when the occasion presents.