I can’t remember the exact location of mine which happened 2 years ago, but I found a very similar place so I’ll just show that.

One time I was driving down from upstate NY back into the NYC area. Our exit was coming up but it was packed full of completely stopped cars. You know, when the line of cars exiting spills out into the highway itself. What made this worse was that the highway leading up to this exit was on a slight right turn, and the exit was immediately after an overpass. The line of cars waiting was pretty much on a blind corner.

When the line of cars finally popped into sight, I hit the brakes but I didn’t know if I was going to stop in time, and I didn’t want to find out. I also didn’t want to get rear ended. Somehow, I reacted quickly enough to squeeze between the last car and the wall of the overpass, and fly off the road into the dirt next to the exit. The car behind me did as well.

The red line represents the stopped cars, and I am the green line. Again, not the actual place, but similar setup.


Believing that I just prevented a huge crash from happening, I was annoyed that a car or two in the exit didn’t let me back in.

That’s my story, what’s yours?