Reminds me of the "are you a good driver thread." Okay....so mind you...I'm in western Washington where the drivers are notoriously (even according to them) moronic drivers and multiply 'moronic' 1000 times if there's snow. I'm driving up this steep hill to return home after a walk with my son and the dogs. The speed limit is 35 and the hill has compact snow and ice on it in several places. So, instead of going just 35, I feel a justified need to turn it up a notch to make sure I have sufficient momentum. (even if I do have 4WD and can actually stop on the hill and then get going again anyhow) It's simply the "way" you drive in the snow and ice...a safe guard, to be assured of assisting your car up a hill. So, I was going only 5 - 7 miles over the limit...40 - 42. And here come these flashing lights on an SUV roaring up the hill after me. :rofl1: So, after I finish getting up the hill and am leveling off, I am now going slowly to find a safe place to pull over, my signal on. When the cop starts walking toward my car, I poke my head part way out the window with a smile and a friendly, albeit ditzy, "hi!" He told me, as if he knew all about snow (which it hardly does in western Wa) if there were ANY time one should drive the speed limit, it's in the snow. I said incredulously, "Oh...you mean that steep hill back there??? Well, that has compact snow and ice and I felt a need for some momentum in order to avoid any problems getting up the hill. Otherwise, I drive very gradually and go the speed limit or less and I stay w-a-a-a-ay back from other car's bumpers." (a concept that completely escapes Washington drivers regardless of the road conditions) Then I was sure to include emphatically, "I'm VERY use to driving in the snow, coming from north Idaho where there's snow and ice 7 months out of the year. Then he said, "I'll give you a warning. I can tell you know what you're doing." :rofl1: Well played, huh. hahaha... Have you gotten out of a ticket lately? lol.