How much of your life is spent in a car?

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While doing some tax stuff, it came to my attention that I spent about 330 hours, or 13.8 days in my car last year. That would be about 3.8% of my life.

There was a time when it was more like 12%, or 18% of my waking life.
 

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While doing some tax stuff, it came to my attention that I spent about 330 hours, or 13.8 days in my car last year. That would be about 3.8% of my life.

There was a time when it was more like 12%, or 18% of my waking life.
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While doing some tax stuff, it came to my attention that I spent about 330 hours, or 13.8 days in my car last year. That would be about 3.8% of my life.

There was a time when it was more like 12%, or 18% of my waking life.
In my previous employment, I used to drive 47 miles door-to-door between home and office. It could take as little as 45 minutes, if I drove >70 mi/hr most of the way (on a hilly and winding parkway), so that was a minimum 1.5 hrs/day for about 230 days/yr. If it rained or snowed, it could take 1.5 - 2.5 hrs one way. The longest commute home was on a night when it snowed, then rained, and a landslide closed the parkway. So I and others ended up driving across a small country road that was flooded. I called my wife after the third hour (soonest I could get to phone - before I got a cell phone) to let her know I was still trying to get home. I got home an hour later to find the house had started to flood.

Anyway, I now live about 12 minutes from the office, so I got some of my life back.
 
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I have a 20 minute commute to my university every day. It's mostly interstate driving and isn't that bad, but the gas can get expensive. Sadly, it's still cheaper than living on campus!
 
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That's why the bus is better. You can chill out, chat, read and such. Not be alone in the car staring at the road.
 

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