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Opening Arguments

Drive time

Getting there is none of the fun:

Drivers waste nearly an entire work week each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs, according to a national study released Tuesday. The nation's drivers languished in traffic delays for a total of 4.2 billion hours in 2005, up from 4 billion the year before, according to the Texas Traffic Institute's urban mobility report. That's about 38 hours per driver.

You (most of you, I presume) may now envy me. I live a seven-minute drive from work, the result of one of the smartest decisions I ever made. And I don't drive east in the morning or west on the way home. Anybody who spends one minute more in a car than absolutely necessary just to get from one place to another is too stupid to care about.

Did I mention that I hate to drive?


Bob G.
Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:16am

Aw, c'mon Leo...driving is FUN...

It's just ALL the other people on the road that make it taxing on one's patience and sap our drive time.
And we won't talk about the horrendous TIMING of most traffic lights.



Wed, 09/19/2007 - 12:22pm

*&% bastard! I have to drive *8* minutes (north to south & vice versa). Unless, of course, I decide to ride my bike into work, then it might take me close to 20 minutes.

Bob G.
Wed, 09/19/2007 - 1:55pm

It used to take me about a HALF HOUR to go 13 miles back in Philly and NJ...
And my wife took about 40 minutes to go EIGHT miles...

Yeah, it ALL adds up....
Driving is a breeze HERE compared to back THERE...trust me!