According to Doctors stress kills about 120,000 Americans per year. And a new survey says one of the biggest contributors to Americans stress levels is their commute to work.
A new survey finds:
- The average commuter who travels by car will spend 580 minutes traveling to and from work each month.
- A third of Americans say their commute leaves them stressed out before they even get to work.
- 27% of workers often complain about their commute.
Of course, one of the biggest stressors of commuting is arriving late to work.
- In fact, 76% of people feel guilty if they show up even a little bit late for work.
- The average person considers themselves late if they arrive six minutes past their start time.
- 48% think they’re late if they arrive any time after their start time.
Of course things can happen on the road to make you late, but that’s not necessarily a good excuse.
- 25% of people say commuting issues aren’t a valid excuse for being late.
- Bosses could be to blame for that though, with 26% saying their boss isn’t sympathetic to lateness due to car issues.
- As for the biggest commuting issues people encounter, they include:
- Traffic (76%)
- Flat tire (54%)
- Dead car battery (54%)
- Car emergency (27%)
- Losing car keys (25%)