Laughter is the best medicine. Make certain you get a daily dose especially if you spend a lot of time on the road.

One of the biggest hazards facing drivers today comes not from outside their vehicle, but inside their own minds. With so many more cars on the road than ever before; more working hours, more stress and less time available for relaxing with friends and family, drivers are understandably often frustrated behind the wheel. This mix of frustration and a 5,000 pound missile made of plastic, steel and glass is a deadly combination.

Fortunately, a comedy defensive driving course can help.

Laughter is the very best medicine for relieving stress and pain. It is the fastest way to feel better, faster even than any pill or shot you might get from your family physician because it starts from within and works its way out, instead of having to travel the long way around.

Unlike prescription medicine, laughter is something that is easy to come by. You don’t have to visit your doctor to get a dose of humor and start feeling better right away.

If you must attend an online traffic school because you racked up too many points on your license from all the frustrated driving you have been doing lately, why not choose a course that will give you a chuckle. As you laugh your way through the course, carefully clicking along, you are likely yo also learn a few things about defensive driving you didn’t know. Defensive driving courses are great for staying current with the new traffic laws which might have recently been enacted in your state and brushing up on your driving skills in general.

If you have a long daily commute, or even a long road trip planned, check your oil, check your tire pressure; make sure you bring a map, some good company and a big dose of good humor with you.

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