and 20 miles down the freeway I found out the hard way. My battery was dead when I went to leave work. Jumped it, closed the hood, and headed home for a cold beer. Took me a bit longer to get there then I thought it would. Luckily I was in the right lane and managed to get it over to the shoulder pretty easily, but I was still doing about 70, and I will admit, it just about scared the shit out of me. I was only about 1/2 mile from my exit, and after I collected myself, I drove it up the shoulder and off the freeway at about 25 mph. 20 minutes later while I was waiting for the tow truck, the cops show up and ask me "what the hell are you doing?", like I planned this whole episode.