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Dec 6, 2007 7:39 PM CST How Is That...
Dark1Angel8
Dark1Angel8Dark1Angel8Omaha, Nebraska USA26 Threads 878 Posts
The first heavy snow storm we get and people forget how to drive???? We had a few inches last month, sleet a few days ago, so it's not like the road hasn't been slick!

On my way home from work tonight, I saw more accidents and cars in ditches than normal. The main roads are pretty clear, but some of the side roads are pretty snow packed/icy.

I had a big SUV come flying up on my @$$ on a fairly slick side street, I'm doing about 10mph because it's a very curvy road (lots of S curves) and we come to a light. Dumb @$$ forgets that just because he's got a 4X4, doesn't mean that you can stop on ice. He nearly slides right into me! NARROW MISS!!!! He had to crank it to the right and so was he was sitting crooked (about to the front of my right rear quarter panel when he finally stopped) betwen the turn lane and the left straight lane. Luckily, no car was there or he'd have hit one of us!!!!

Heck, the 2 streets I have to go down to get to my street are one of the last plowed as we're on a dead end road. I'm in 1st gear, crawling down the hill, because it was like a sheet of ice all the way down and STILL almost slid through the stop sign at the bottom. Yet people are driving like the streets are completely dry and getting into accidents everywhere.

Seriously people, its not that hard to remember how to drive in snow!!!
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Dec 6, 2007 7:41 PM CST How Is That...
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
Hey I have only driven is snow about maybe 10 times and do better than most that have it all the time.. once you learn you never forget..
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Dec 6, 2007 7:42 PM CST How Is That...
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
Oh right I forgot... I made it snow there.. yikes... don't hit me

Daniel <---- covers up...uh oh
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Dec 6, 2007 7:43 PM CST How Is That...
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Believe me.....I can relate. Either people coast along...or they drive way too fast....

I take some comfort though when some jack a** in a 4 wd meets the ditch...after sailing past me. laugh
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Dec 6, 2007 7:44 PM CST How Is That...
Dark1Angel8
Dark1Angel8Dark1Angel8Omaha, Nebraska USA26 Threads 878 Posts
Oh yeah, Daniel. I have a bone to pick with you! laugh

Send some weather to make this stuff melt please!!!! Took me 20 minutes to unbury my car at work!!!

I'll forgive you since you're my official spider assassian!
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Dec 6, 2007 7:45 PM CST How Is That...
Konigsberg
KonigsbergKonigsbergJurassic Park (Site B), Nova Scotia Canada78 Threads 4 Polls 11,120 Posts
The main reason for such a big ammount of accidents at this time of year: Change Summer tires to Winter Tires. People always think that there is enough time to do so ... and Ta Da ditches get filled with a cars.
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Dec 6, 2007 7:47 PM CST How Is That...
Softly_Me
Softly_MeSoftly_MeColumbus, Ohio USA15 Threads 556 Posts
I had a blast today. Had to go out early - the side streets were sheets of ice.

Now in Ohio, was in NC for 8 years so no driving on ice for awhile.

The back end of my car fishtailed at least 6 times. It was GREAT! WeeHaW!

Good to know I still have it.
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Dec 6, 2007 7:52 PM CST How Is That...
Dark1Angel8
Dark1Angel8Dark1Angel8Omaha, Nebraska USA26 Threads 878 Posts
laugh Yes, me too Indy.

You know what cracks me up though. My car has Electronic Traction Sensor in it. So I get this little light that pops on to tell me I am on a road with low traction. "Low Tract" Hmmmm, I'm sliding, you think that there might be low traction??? Who thought of that light?

Description in the manual: "Notifies you when you reach a point where there may be limited stopping ability".
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Dec 6, 2007 7:55 PM CST How Is That...
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
um... you will??
Daniel <---- looks uphole ... ok I can come out now?blues
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Dec 6, 2007 7:57 PM CST How Is That...
Dark1Angel8
Dark1Angel8Dark1Angel8Omaha, Nebraska USA26 Threads 878 Posts
Yes, Daniel, you can come out now. laugh
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Dec 6, 2007 8:18 PM CST How Is That...
Rollgy
RollgyRollgyPoplar Bluff, Missouri USA25 Threads 627 Posts
lol happens every year, it's also the same in L.A. when it rains , rolling on the floor laughing Not sure what causes, but I believe it's just people just get in that mind set that they know what they're doing and think they'll be ok , bad thing is I've seen other truck drivers do the same thing rolling on the floor laughing Just to watch them end up in the median a few miles up the road , or in the ditch . handshake I know excately what ya mean though
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Dec 6, 2007 8:21 PM CST How Is That...
Daniel4021
Daniel4021Daniel4021Somewhere, Tennessee USA173 Threads 11,394 Posts
whew... thanks... had me worried there for a minute..laugh
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