10 Reasons Why Idiots Should Never Drive in the Snow

Brian says this the best!

With the weather breaking records this winter, and the horrific accident in Dallas Fort Worth, I absolutely share Brian’s thoughts on IDIOT drivers!

Read on:

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Fair Warning: I’m a little bit cranky in this ancient bit of venting, as evidenced by the title. Brace yourselves accordingly…

1. Idiots don’t know what snow is.

Stunning as it may seem, there are folks out there who are completely mystified by the white stuff falling from the sky. They have no idea what it might be, even though they and their daddy-uncles have lived in this area all their lives and it snows at some point every year. And they certainly don’t realize that the weird rain can actually stick to things and accumulate. Therefore, they don’t adjust their driving patterns in any way.

Initially, this stupidity makes these dimwits some of the most dangerous creatures on the road during snow or ice storms. They just keep driving like they’ve always driven, hurtling through red lights, paying no attention to lane dividers or other cars, and racing along…

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6 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why Idiots Should Never Drive in the Snow

  1. Observations on idiots not knowing how to drive in snow refer to obviously visible snow and not a thin coat of nearly invisible ice that coated one section of the I-35. Even trucks, whose driver’s have much more extensive driving requirement could not stop without slamming into the concrete. So this month’s feature writer needs to figure out how to direct to people to drive in the real situation that occurred in Fort Worth.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful reply.

      Brian is not yet a “Featured Author”, this article is something I re-blogged from his site, which I felt was worthy of re-blogging for many reasons, the first of which is that with today’s technology and multiple traveling apps, weather conditions are available to people days in advance along with live updates.

      Black ice is a common threat during winter months, even in Texas, it can be deadly and should always be expected.

      In short, I will end by saying that people need to pay attention to the road conditions — use their brains and expect/prepare for the worst. Slow down.

      From Kelley Blue Book:
      “Decrease speed
      Winter driving is all about slowing down, giving yourself plenty of distance between vehicles in front and to the side of your vehicle. Lower your speed to account for poorer traction. A vehicle’s tires will slide on snow and ice, so gently press down on the brake pedal to stop. Your tires will spin when accelerating, so gently press down on the accelerator to go. Remember, bridges and overpasses freeze first.”

      The FedEx accident was the third of multiple car pile-ups, all involving transport trailers. People need to slow down and drive the speed safe for current conditions, not the posted speed limit which is for clear, dry conditions.

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