Since it is the first week of January, a fresh new year, no doubt that resolutions are on everybody’s mind. Resolutions are on your mind because it has been three days since you had a Snickers bar or any other sugary treat for that matter. Eating healthy was one of your resolutions, so you have been choking down kale salads instead.

You have formally joined a gym and are dreading the time you might actually go there for a workout. You also resolved to be nice to Helen in accounting, your lip is dripping blood from biting your tongue.

Look, it’s your own fault you are miserable, you are the one who chose these resolutions. Perhaps you should have picked better ones. For example, you could resolve to be a better driver. In fact, it’s not too late to swap out your resolutions. Clear Vision Auto Glass, your windshield repair service in Long Island, offers ways in which you can become a better driver.

Mind the Gap

Tailgating is when you follow too closely to the car in front of you. Many of you are guilty of this, we know this because we encounter these fools all too often. There are several disadvantages to this practice. For example, you can’t see far ahead because the vehicle in front of you blocks your vision, you use your accelerator and brake much more often to maintain the short distance between you and the vehicle in front of you and you risk an accident because there is no way you can react fast enough should the person in front of you have to suddenly brake.

In addition to all of that, tailgaters are just annoying, like, really annoying.

Go To Bed Earlier

Your typical morning routine is to get up 45 minutes before you have to be at work, skip breakfast, shower without using soap and drive like a fool to get to work on time. By going to bed earlier, you can get up earlier and enjoy a healthy breakfast, take a shower using actual soap and drive the speed limit and still get to work on time.

Sort Out Your Distractions Before You Drive

Take a minute or two to get all organized before you hit the road. You will want to get your navigation set up, pick the music you want to listen to and put your phone in airplane mode before you start driving. Should anything need to be changed while on your trip, pull over and do it.

Be Courteous and Patient

Road rage never ends well. It is best to be courteous, even to the dude in the monster truck who cuts you off and the senior citizen doing 25 in the left lane with his blinker on. Always use your turn signals, even when you are making a lane change. Lastly, keep your hand gestures to yourself, take a deep breath and realize that you are the better person when someone honks at you because you are only going three miles an hour over the speed limit.

And when you need windshield replacement, call Clear Vision Auto Glass.