Question: Imagine you took the 110 freeway in Los Angeles (the north/south one surrounded by yellow and red) to get to work (north) and back (south). Now imagine an "event" occurs (say, Barack Obama is not re-elected, and Los Angeles is burning). If you were caught on the 110, say complete gridlock, or car won't run, and walking was your only option for movement, would you (a) walk the freeway itself? (b) walk side streets? (c) head west as quickly as possible and then drop south? (d) stay put in your vehicle on the freeway? (e) other option? Now I know that there will be lots of wise-ass remarks about "leave LA" and other non-answers (you don't just close down a business and a career for maybes and ifs, in my opinion). But once we get all the LA-bashing and city-bashing out of the way (not that I disagree with any of it, it just isn't helpful), what would you do in this situation? Primarily I'm interested to know if you think that a freeway, whether running or not, is safer than the side streets through the urban 'hoods. Seems like it would be, to me. I would imagine more armed gangs roaming the adjacent 'hoods than the freeway itself. Anything yellow or red, you really don't want to be there, due to sky high crime rates. But, I wanted to see what the collective wisdom of the forum would be. (And for those concerned about my opsec, the green dots don't precisely locate my work or home, but close enough for discussion). Footnote: My wife (then girlfriend), hot chick in red sports car, drove THROUGH the smoke and fire on either side of the central freeways during the 92 LA riots, back and forth to work. She said the central freeways were wide open because all the cautious (frightened? wise?) people were jammed up on 'safer' freeways further away. So she just barreled through the smoke and fire at 70 mph and was happy the traffic was light. She has more balls than I have, I think. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!