Here Are Your Stories Of Driving Way Too Far In The Wrong Direction

Here Are Your Stories Of Driving Way Too Far In The Wrong Direction

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Many of us have busy lifestyles, and when you have a thousand little cares and concerns humming in the background it can lead to boneheaded mistakes. Whether it’s putting the milk in the cabinet and the cereal in the fridge or forgetting to pick the kid up from school, mistakes happen. Usually, it’s not a big deal. Driving for miles in the wrong direction though, hits a little differently. It’s a special kind of hopeless anger mixed with shame when you do something as dumb as drive way out of your way, mostly because you have no one but yourself to blame.

The only time it happened to me was during my first year of college. Back then I was an architecture major and going to school here locally meant that I didn’t stay at home. My class had planned a trip to the Art Center College Of Design in Pasadena. We would all meet there. I wanted to drive myself but I wasn’t familiar with the area and ended up driving 35 miles in the wrong direction before realizing I was going the wrong way. And with how bad traffic is here, I ended up meeting with my class over an hour late.

We asked readers whats the furthest they’ve driven in the wrong direction. These were their answers.

Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

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Over Three Hours And Halfway To Chicago

Over Three Hours And Halfway To Chicago

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Wrong Way. But Not Alone

Wrong Way. But Not Alone

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40 Mile The Wrong Way On Blue Ridge Parkway

40 Mile The Wrong Way On Blue Ridge Parkway

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50 Miles Outside Of San Diego

50 Miles Outside Of San Diego

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200km In The Wrong Direction

200km In The Wrong Direction

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There’s A Reason They’re An Ex

There’s A Reason They’re An Ex

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Adding 250km To A 3000km Trip

Adding 250km To A 3000km Trip

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40 Miles Back Into Canada

40 Miles Back Into Canada

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Made It Into Nebraska Before Realizing

Made It Into Nebraska Before Realizing

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Drove Back Into St. Louis After Leaving It

Drove Back Into St. Louis After Leaving It

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235 Miles

235 Miles

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Accidentally Ending Up In Iowa

Accidentally Ending Up In Iowa

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Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

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