A helicopter traffic camera flying over Los Angeles gridlock found something funny going on. Some motorists, desperate to not be stuck in traffic, tried to drive through a field of sand and a bunch of them got hilariously stuck anyway.

Here’s the clip from NBC Los Angeles:

Perhaps the motorists caught desperately trying to dig their rides out of the giant sandbox should have deflated their tires first. Or, perhaps, not bypassed the apparent blockages put in place to restrict them from driving through the sand.

Funny, isn’t it; try as we might to avoid life’s constraints, we still find ourselves invariably navigating the sands of time anyway. Some of us quite literally.