Santa Barbara traffic sucks! Two lanes in and two lane out, enough to drive a person insane. I get home workout eat and go to sleep. Or eat and go to sleep on off days.
Just be happy you're driving through there compared to poor me...I'm on the I-405 S. from Beverly Hills all the way down to Huntington Beach! To put my drive in perspective, when I drive home from work at 0500, it takes me 42 minutes at 80 mph. When I drive home (if I have the day shift) at 1700, it takes me about 1 hour 45 minutes! I go anywhere from 0-10 mph from Bev. Hills down past LAX Airport..That's halfway home!
Santa Barbera is awesome. If not for the wicked scenery with the ocean and cliffs, partying down on State St. is off the hook! Of course, this was while I was in and unmarried..
It's a distance from where I live, but my Marine buddies and I got more ass up there than a toilet seat.