Our society is never more than one minor event away from mass chaos.
Last night it took 2-1/2 hours to get home from work. A bus caught on fire on the highway, and all lanes shut down. I was near an exit and got off in Burtonsville, MD. It turned out that the neighborhood had only one entrance and exit, and the exit was blocked by a fire hose for 90 minutes. By then, there were at least 500 cars trapped in the neighborhood.
Why would our government geniuses allow a neighborhood to be built with only one exit?