In a dream commonly reported, the dreamer is driving along a highway when the car suddenly swerves onto the shoulder or onto a dirt road cutting off at an angle or into a field Apparently it isn't always easy to keep to the straight and narrow, to maintain one's vision on a single path. Yet there is the nagging feeling that it's only right to "getyouract together, "to have agoal in mind, and to fight off temptations toward dispersion. To stray from single-mindedness is, in the imageryofthe dream, deviant behavior-de-via, "offthe road ,.