Snow means SLOW down... Sheesh!

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  1. LauraLeigh

    LauraLeigh New Member

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    I swear you'd think people who deal with snow would learn! This is in a 5k stretch of the highway! And I missed a couple!

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    I like to drive fast and take chances :)

    kidding, but yes, people are ****ing dumb. A few weeks ago I was driving and the roads were a bit wet and slushy in spots, but not bad. happened to be driving across the state from MN to the east side of WI and in the middle of the state that county must not believe in plowing or salting roads. It immediately turned to ice at a very definite line.

    I coasted past a truck to slow down as using breaks would have spun me out and put me in the ditch at the very least. So we're all now going between 20-25 MPH, it is that slippery.

    3 cars go flying by without a care in the world, up in the distance all three ended up in the ditch. Nobody flipped so hell if I was stopping. I hope their cellphones were dead too :)

    It was obviously ice, I guess they think it's not slippery?

    on a side note, i never really believed in snow specific tires before, but after getting Blizzaks for our vehicles and knowing what they were like before and now? I'll never go another winter without them on our cars and gladly go thru the hassle of changing to summer tires in the spring.
     
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    Last snow I tested traction out twice before getting off my road. Broke and went sideways, but not easily. Wasn't overly concerned after that. I start approaching the stop sign, hit the brakes, and nothing happens. That part of the road was all ice under the snow. Wasn't much I could do, so I waited until I stopped sliding and proceeded on my way slowly. Someone decided to tailgate me. It wasn't long until we hit another stop sign, and I saw them go from irritated to panicked to sideways as they tried not to hit me. You may think you're a badass and know how to drive in the snow, but in reality you probably don't. AWD/4WD doesn't mean you can drive like the snow doesn't exist. I hate people.
     
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    Sheesh! Thank God we are in Arizona, I get anxiety in a vehicle as it is, let alone on a snowy road with morons!

    The BF wanted to go back up to Wisconsin in the coming week or so :yikes: I would have a panic attack LOL

    I mean, we crash into each other when it rains out here, we would **** near wipe out the whole Phoenix population if any amount of actual snow fell in the city!
     
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    Snow tires were something we never bothered with either until I bought a Toyota that had a set, talk about an eye opener!!! Though like Red said it does NOT mean you can drive like snow does not exsist!!!

    Those pictures were the next day, it was slushy snow the night before...

    And Pookie, LOL occasionally we have pulled someone from the ditch who was new to the North and snow, that I do understand... Be pretty scary if you've never drove in it before...
     
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    Eh, you didn't have to be driving very fast for that to happen in the conditions that was yesterday.
     
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    Maybe the one truck, but to get the distance off the road the jeep had, and van I missed a pic of, you had to have some speed up, otherwise you'd never get that far off the road, not saying it can't happen to anyone, but I get extremely tired of being passed by people in conditions like that, going the usual speed limit or more... If people drove more to the conditions you'd not see a car or two in the ditch for every freakin kilometer of highway LOL
     
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    See, this snowy weather and bad drivers are the reason we are going somewhere warmer.

    Some people need to retake drivers ed.
     
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    People are stupid. I learned how to drive properly in snow when I had my C230 Mercedes. That car was the WORST to drive in snow, so I had to be really careful in order to keep it on the road. One snowy night I was on my way home and I was behind this fool that kept hitting his brakes while going UP a hill! I was freaking out because if I wanted to get my car home I needed to keep up my momentum, I blew my horn at that person so much. I could have tried slowing down more before the hill and letting the car get farther ahead of me but I was afraid if I slowed down too much I wouldn't be able to go again!

    Seriously, who hits their brakes going UP a hill??? In the snow?????
     
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    I have only ever had snow tires on a fwd car. But the same thing happens here and that's on a four lane divided highway going north. The regular highway coming into town from the south we have winter and giant loads of equipment, stuff that is too wide to come up on American highways, it's put together in Edmonton.
     

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