We’ve all been there – you’re driving along on I-84, minding your own business, when, all of a sudden, the car in front of you swerves out of control and crashes into a barrier wall. As you slowly pass by, checking to make sure everyone’s alright, the car’s filled with zombies! It’s a true story – “Zombies” in crashed car bewilder bystanders – welcome to driving in Portland.
We’ll cut Portlanders some slack. There’s a lot going on in this town – there are eight bridges, five quadrants, plus more freeways and highways than you can shake a stick at (what does that mean?). Then, pile on enough rain to drown a humpback whale, enough beer to kill a thirsty Canadian and realize that I-5 is one of the most traveled freeways in the world being the main north-south corridor between California and Canada so you have a recipe for total driving disaster.
What prompted this outcry against Portland driving madness? Today, people are freaking out over the yellow bags covering new stoplights in Northwest. Seriously.
What are some of your favorite driving stories? Leave them in the comments. Feel free to tell of atrocities that you have befallen you, or, worse yet, the ones that you have committed on others.
Everyone loves a bad driving story.