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It is getting close to this again.... #4586655
11/27/17 02:07 PM
11/27/17 02:07 PM
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Tn.
CourierDriver Offline OP
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Just so we all don't forget how to drive in the snow,,,well not this way for sure.


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586666
11/27/17 02:12 PM
11/27/17 02:12 PM
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America
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America
In preparation for this weather, the highway maintenance cleared the bushes and small trees that used to act as a snow barrier. It's going to be very interesting.

Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586671
11/27/17 02:14 PM
11/27/17 02:14 PM
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Virginia Beach
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"But, this can't happen to me!"

"I have an expensive SUV with AWD!!!"

"I KNOW how to drive in snow!"


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586681
11/27/17 02:22 PM
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S California
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We have a similar situation on Hwy 5 in California between Bakersfield and north toward Sacramento. It's fog.

There have been many terrible accidents and they've all been caused by drivers going too fast and following too close.

People say you can hear the collisions they can't see and the only safe move once stopped is to run.


Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: OneEyeJack] #4586692
11/27/17 02:31 PM
11/27/17 02:31 PM
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Rijeka, EU
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
We have a similar situation on Hwy 5 in California between Bakersfield and north toward Sacramento. It's fog.

There have been many terrible accidents and they've all been caused by drivers going too fast and following too close.

People say you can hear the collisions they can't see and the only safe move once stopped is to run.



This video is from Slovenia, EU (guessing by the number plates). I have pleasure to drive there every day. Very disciplined nation.


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586698
11/27/17 02:37 PM
11/27/17 02:37 PM
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New England
Virtus_Probi Online mad
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I almost got involved in something like this driving from Detroit to NH...an ice storm passed over me as I stayed overnight with a friend in MI. The roads were pretty darned slick as I drove into Canada, but manageable.
Fast forward to upstate NY later in the day and I was catching back up to the storm. Things got worse and worse on 90 until there was a long line of cars in the somewhat clear right lane and very few people in a pretty brutal left lane. The right lane kept going slower and slower until I just couldn't take it anymore and moved over to try to navigate the treacherous left at maybe 15-25mph. Not two minutes passed after that when I saw the brakelights start twinkling on way ahead to the right and making their way back to me...not long after the too closely packed cars started hitting each other, bump bump bump bump bump.
Kind of weird that my impatience to drive faster saved me and I realized how lucky I was and got off at the next exit with hotels, Utica NY. Stayed warm and dry in the Red Roof Inn while chowing down on BK and watching TV to pass the time.

Speaking of people in big AWD SUVs being too confident, I remember driving to the local dump after a big storm and being treated to the sight of a wildly out of control Explorer heading towards me at about 50mph. The guy hit a rough patch of road and his ride started pitching wildly from front to back, the he somehow came to a stop about a foot from a tree on the shoulder...I slowed down to see if he was OK, and he jumped out with this look of incredible disbelief on his face. Not fear, not joy, just disbelief that he couldn't drive his Explorer as fast as he wanted in horrible conditions. Also makes me think of my wife's story of being passed in a no passing zone by a nut in a 4x4 pickup during a monster storm only to have the guy wipe out when he tried to get back into their lane. She slowed down to roll her window down and wave at him, claimed she would have stopped to help him if he looked incapacitated but he was well enough to flip her off.


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586712
11/27/17 02:47 PM
11/27/17 02:47 PM
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The Midwest
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People have told me before I'm from Wisconsin/Minnesota/New York.. I know how to drive in the snow. Whatever



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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586718
11/27/17 02:55 PM
11/27/17 02:55 PM
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Seems like people forget how to drive when anything abnormal weather wise happens, not just snow. Or the holidays, nobody can drive during the holidays! Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, there were cars parked in the middle of the street blocking the road because the parking lot at Albertsons was full so they just went for the next best thing! Ha


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586720
11/27/17 02:57 PM
11/27/17 02:57 PM
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Onondaga County
Miller88 Offline
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Onondaga County
This will be my first winter DD'ing a AWD vehicle. Will be interesting to see how it does!

I'm equipped with snow tires.

Used to have to commute up and down 81 every day to and from work. There wasn't a good alternate route that wouldn't take me through some very bad parts of the city. Now, if it gets bad weather, I can just take US11 home. I really do not like driving on limited access highways during snow events. Or any bad weather, really.


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586721
11/27/17 02:58 PM
11/27/17 02:58 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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Northern Ontario, Canada
Buses have the most "fun" as they effectively run on slicks

All passenger car vehicles have to have snow rated tires in Quebec - Dec 15 to March 15.

This is a recent video from Montreal, Quebec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SoxA0MKP-8


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586722
11/27/17 02:59 PM
11/27/17 02:59 PM
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OH
grampi Offline
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OH
I vote winter completely skips us this year...

Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: OneEyeJack] #4586725
11/27/17 03:01 PM
11/27/17 03:01 PM
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Texas
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Texas
I remember driving through Lodi and hitting fog that you would nearly bounce off....scary to go from visibility to no visibility.


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: CourierDriver] #4586738
11/27/17 03:12 PM
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Texas
Bud Offline
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Texas
I will watch it on TV.


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: skyactiv] #4586751
11/27/17 03:23 PM
11/27/17 03:23 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
People have told me before I'm from Wisconsin/Minnesota/New York.. I know how to drive in the snow. Whatever


Lots of people polishing their tires in anticipation of a really good slide. Sometimes the best you can do is steer!


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Re: It is getting close to this again.... [Re: Astro14] #4586754
11/27/17 03:23 PM
11/27/17 03:23 PM
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Occupied Virginia
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Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: Astro14
"I KNOW how to drive in snow!"

This one drives me nuts. I hate people who think their snow-driving experience and 'knowledge' can somehow bend or even break the laws of science and physics.

No, you can't drive your Mustang on summer tires during a snowstorm and get around 'just fine'. Your mad snow-driving skillz have no affect on cold wet hard rubber trying to grip frozen snow-covered asphalt. Give your ego a rest and buy some snow tires, dummy.

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