The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.
The only view before you is the back of another car as your engine idles, gas fumes hover in a cloud, the clock ticks and your frustration rises.
Traffic is a problem nearly all of us in Northeast Georgia deal with, some of us twice a day or more. As the population of Gainesville and Hall County continues to grow and more commuters are added to the daily crawl, our roads become even more clogged.
The Times is working on a series of stories on the subject and would like your input: Tell us about your worst traffic nightmare. You can send it by e-mail to reporter Jeff Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 770-532-0457, or mail to Newsroom, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville GA 30503.
Please include your name, hometown and a phone number, and let us know if you would be willing to talk to us in greater detail for our stories.