BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. — Driving to school beats riding the school bus.
If you don’t drive, find someone who does.
If you do drive, be ready for students to ask you for a ride.
Driving allowed me to make my own schedule. I didn’t have to wait for someone to pick me up or, in my case, have someone wait for me.
Another bonus is the fact that I could stay after school for as long as I needed.
Some students’ wheels double as a storage unit.
Since a lot of students don’t have sufficient locker space, or no lockers at all, it is convenient to store your gear in your car. Plus it is locked safely.
The only drag with this privilege is the parking. Thanks to the renovations, there are fewer parking spaces.
If you’re an early riser, you will get the good spots.
If not, you have a decent walk to class.
If there are no available spots in the school lot, try Rich Lane. But don’t park on the street in the winter — it’s against the law and the city may tow your car.
Also, since the majority of drivers take off at 2:06, remember to have patience waiting for your turn to pull out.
And don’t forget to turn your lights off.
Hila Yosafi is a Reporter for Youth Journalism International.