Only filthy plebeians hate driving in the snow
>ohhhh it's dangerous
>ohhhh it's so easy to crash
IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW, YOU ARE A BAD DRIVER, OR YOU WEREN'T TAUGHT PROPERLY.
yea it snows a lot in NE. But you should still be able to drive in the damn snow son. Obviously know your vehicles limitations, and don't go out if there is 6" on the roads.
You should still know how to operate your vehicle in the snow.
I do. But is objectively more dangerous and easier to crash in the snow.
Not just from losing control of your vehicle but from other people losing control of theirs as well.
'Drive 20% slower than you think you have to' is how to drive safely in the snow.
Or drive according to the conditions
Traffic generally goes the same speed here both summer and winter. Ofcourse there are times when doing 85kph is a bad idea, like when there is 20cm of heavy snow ontop of the usual ice
it's not so much driving slower but leaving more room and giving yourself more time to stop and make turns. on rural roads and highways usually the most that'll happen is you ditch but in heavier traffic areas it's more common for people to slide into intersections or rear end someone
too bad I have, and I did just fine. you just have to take it slow and easy.
driving on ice is so fucking fun. but I would not want to do it around anyone else. parking lots only.
problem is you always have that one idiot thinking he's invincible and causing a pile up. also dumb fucks that slow to a crawl or even stop in the middle of the highway when visibility goes to shit
i don't know if you've ever heard of the 400 series highways but the 402 runs from Port Huron MI to London Ontario. it's a fairly open highway so the wind can really kick up and the traffic is also quite heavy. a few years ago a good snow storm hit and the blowing snow caused basically zero visibility and some dumb fucks got the bright idea that they'd just stop right in the middle of the highway which forced everyone else to stop too. so there they sat with snow blowing up against all the stopped vehicles causing it to start piling up which then made it impossible for anyone to move and plows couldn't get through to clear the road so the snow just kept building and building
>drive a part time 4wd Chebby Blazer
>10/12 months of the year its a boring, slow, automatic with a bland, breaking interior.
>its suddenly the funnest car I have, Miata is too low for all the snow
>drift everywhere in 2wd
>drive normal by flipping 4hi on
>best winter car ever
That's why I love winter and snow.
If you can't see how do you find the side of the road? How do you know you're not already on it? Or even off the road already?
>open door look down. Oh look, snow with your tire tracks on it. That's a big help.
traffic on that highway is a mix of Canadians and Americans but yes Canadians are mentally retarded. they had to send the military with helicopters to rescue people. police and locals took snowmobiles to hand out food and water and also took out people that were properly dressed for the cold. a lot of people that had nowhere to go were put up in public buildings in the local town/cities and some just stayed with families willing to take them in for the night. one idiot tried to walk it in nothing but jeans and a tshirt and was later found frozen in the snow'
i'd really love to know who the first fucks to just stop were, dumb faggots should have been fined for the millions it cost to rescue everyone
I tried to do a jturn into my parking spot on ice. When I turned backwards I realized I had no control over my speed on ice and was glad I hit a pole instead of my neighbors pole. My first winter accident ever in 6 years of driving in upstate NY. I loved driving in the snow in that truck. It was a perfect drift missile.
the highway is open enough that most of the snow was blowing right over. you couldn't see shit due to the blowing but you'd still be able to find the road so just driving slowly would have been fine. it wasn't till people stopped and gave something solid for the snow to pile against did it start building up on the road
here's a video showing more clearly what happened. around the 1 min mark you'll see the road is very much clear except for where the trucks are stopped allowing the snow to blow against them and build up
>not living in the most based state in the US
Only filthy barbarians live where it snows
>snowing as fukk outside
>My spontaneous reaction is OH boy I'm taking the long way home and doing some skidz
>some co-workers (mostly women) say maybe they'll work some overtime hours until the worst is over
>I think it's a joke
I'm genuinely surprised. Of course you don't have to do immature handbrake slides like myself but holy shit, how bad are you if you're genuinely worried about some snow? You just drive slower and that's fucking it, there's no special technique or anything, if you can drive in rain you can drive in snow.
So no >>14210474 Those retards are not excused. If they can't even drive in rain they shouldn't have a license.
>my only vehicle is a gt86
so dependable you dont need it new car you dont want it other car. corolla is so dependable you dont need it 4x4 or truck or winter tire old corolla is better than all of that. not enough power to turn a tire on ice very safe very reliable toyota corolla come thought
>protip: that smell isn't the dairy cows asses
That's just a little saddle gravy not full mud. Poor girl/guy just has the meat sweats.
>have plans with friends
>it starts to snow
>head out anyway
>all seasons, but still Continental Extremecontact DWS06'S
>confident in driving abilities
>see spun out SUV'S
>driving FF shitbox Focus
>Drive 100 miles
>Driving over slush at 70 mph
>mixed with some city driving
>as in downtown Chicago
Fuckin people, man. Nobody can drive.
>Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C).
I'd do what you do and set the temps a bit lower than the guideline values.
I don't mind driving in the snow.. i do mind being around other people driving in the snow.
In college i had a 240z, (i'm an oldfag and they were somewhat cheap at the time). I worked at a video store (in the long long ago people had to go to a store to get porn. They would come in.. pick out some random regular movie, look around alot then sneak into the porn room as stealthy as possible.)
anyway the store closed at midnight and it started snowing around 9. i had had the z maybe a month or two and wasn't to keen about driving it in the snow. i shared my displeasure with my coworkers. The manager, a middle aged man with a brand new toyota tercel, told me i would be fine, just break with the engine.
"uh what, no"
"suit yourself kid"
"no, engine breaking puts all force on one wheel as the brake system distributes the force to all four"
"kid i have been driving for nearly 30 years, just engine brake"
Store closes, I drive slow as fuck out the parking lot.
Manager pulls away, engine brakes, looses traction and goes right into the curb, broke the much of the suspension on that wheel.
Moral of the story, nobody knows how to drive and a s30 does handle o.k. in the snow if you put some weight in the back, but the body will rust completely in half.
I fucking love winter. Driving to and from work in my e46 with the traction control turned off is what gets me through the day.
> small, light car
> sometimes has to go half the speed of others
Sadly there's no two lane roads on my route.
When there's nothing going wrong with my car when I drive, I enjoy driving in/on the snow, it's challenging sometimes.
This volvo is great in the snow they said. You'll have no problem with snow they said.