So you’re rollin’ down the road, itchin’ to get to the next stop, dealing with traffic, or weather, or any number of other distractions, and BOOM! there’s your exit, just up ahead, two lanes over! Oh no, we can’t make that, can we??
Don’t. Not can’t, DO NOT. I know it sucks, I know it’s lame, and I know it takes longer, but the SAFEST thing you can do when you’re about to miss your exit is KEEP GOING, and take the next one.
Sure, it’ll take longer, and yeah, you might be late, BUT, you’ll still get there in one piece, and will have done so safely. Not just your safety, either, but the safety of all the people and vehicles around you, which is something you should be aware of at all times.