With all the negative type of threads (and posting that I usually do ), I thought I'd write about something more positive... First the set up: I was driving home late (about 6:45pm) from work. If anyone is familiar with CT, I was going North on I-95 in the Fairfield area. This is a very heavily traveled Interstate and there's always TONS of major accidents. Since it was just after rush hour (i.e. Rush Hour traffic usually breaks up bewteen 6 and 6:30), the cars were able to speed. The average speed was about 75mph, yet since rush hour just broke up, the highway was still pretty jammed. Now I-95 is a 3 lane highway and I was in the left hand lane. I was keeping up with traffic at about 70-75mph when this guy comes flying up on my tail. In front of me there was a whole mess of cars and behind me (about 40-50 feet) was another bunch of cars. There weren't a lot of cars near me, so I was going to move over and let him go by. When I moved into the middle lane, I saw a deer hop the guard rail (just about 30 feet up the road from where I was) and was standing in the breakdown lane. At first I was like "Cool! A deer!", but as I got into the middle lane, the deer looked scared and he made this move like he was about to dart across the road. Since there were a ton of cars fast approaching my tail, it would have meant a massive pile up, but in blink of an eye, I quickly blared the horn and swerved slightly in his direction (there was no one in the right hand lane). This scared him and he jumped, turned around and high tailed it over the guard rail and back into the woods. Mind you, this whole incident happened in less than 3 seconds, so I didn't have time to think, only time to react with my instincts (especially since I didn't see the deer until the last minute). After he fled into the woods (and I calmed down), I thought to myself "Did I just do what I think I just did???" - I not only may have saved the deers life, but I may have possibly prevented a major catastrophe on the highway. Talk about feeling good about my instincts.