contrary to popular belief, i am not perennially late. i am always at least 5 mins early, unless ive made a bad decision beforehand, which happens very rarely. in this instance, i had made a bad decision and that was to stop at mcdonalds on my way to work. i usually leave half an hour before work and its a 15 minute drive - at most.
you cannot set your clock forward and have it help you, because you know you set it forward. or even if you didnt, you find out very quickly. more importantly, i dont have to set my clock forward to help me get anywhere on time - im usually early for everything.
as for getting out of it by going to school or something, no. as far as im aware, theres nothing like that offered. it would be nice, though, because even with no traffic violations in 4+ years, this still makes 6 points on my license.