freedom, you’ve got a point. Even if folks don’t know what an EMP is, that many people on a normal road would make it look like an NYC sidewalk and that’s bound to make people nervous. Nervous people are dangerous. I just don’t think they’re going to clue in to the ramifications of what an EMP is or what it really means and that they and their families are going to be starving in short order. Even then, I know folks up here in FEMA region 3 will be stuck in a normalcy bias for a bit before reality sinks in- YMMV.
And absolutely! I wouldn’t touch a car, truck,or anything with a gas engine for a long time unless I wanted to be an instant bullet magnet.