LA Traffic

by Kieran Healy on May 4, 2005

I’m off to “UCLA”: tomorrow to give a talk to their “Comparative Social Analysis”: group. Provided, that is, I don’t get “shot”: “on”: “the”:,1,1550122.story?coll=la-news-state&ctrack=1&cset=true “way”: to campus.



Jim Henley 05.04.05 at 2:58 pm

I understand from the chilling, true-life drama, 24, that every place in LA is only about five minutes from every other place in LA. So you shouldn’t be in danger long.


rea 05.04.05 at 5:02 pm

Say hello to Ben Shapiro for us . . . ;)


Tom T. 05.04.05 at 7:39 pm

I once had another driver try to sell me some speakers while we were both rolling down an L.A. freeway at speed. Those roads really are their own little world.


ab 05.04.05 at 10:55 pm

One reason more to be thankful for being stuck in the freeways because these shootings happen only if they can easily escape.

Seriously, though, if you need to take the 110, make sure to be (i) either stuck in traffice, or (ii) driving fast as hell.


wbb 05.05.05 at 1:00 am

If you do get shot at, make sure you defend your life and liberty by returning fire. It’s the principle.


des von bladet 05.05.05 at 6:42 am

jim henley: They lie; they lie like dogs! Everything is forty-five minutes away from everything else:

LA is a city turned inside out –
the roads aren’t so much for getting to places,
as the places are there so the roads have somewhere to go.
(The upside is you’re always forty-five minutes
from anywhere you want to go.
And that’s the downside, too, mused Ms McMoots.)

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