Whenever I think the main (tarmac) road will just make me end up in a traffic jam – where I can stand still watching crazy idiots overtaking 50 vehicles at once with upcoming traffic at high speed – I choose to take the back road. It is a dirt road and in the rainy season it is not even an option. But when the sun is shining, I actually prefer this road. No one around for miles and home in twenty minutes..
The only big disadvantage is the last 100 meters, which is the half of my own street that I prefer to avoid. After an extreme rain season, it looks like this..