>not finding a different route
>Better lock up my brakes and try to steer! WHY AREN'T I TURNING? JESUS TAKE THE WHEEEEEEEL.mp3
>People literally freeze and take 10 seconds to figure out what to do after they slide 0.5 meters
>Minor rear end collision
>LOL BETTER RUN INTO TRAFFIC TO MAKE SURE THE GUY IS OKAY
It's not just Seattle
He would've had a heart attack, all those burgers just built up in his arteries.
Yes, Americans are shit drivers.
>some old jalopy shitbox with bald tires
>trying to drive through snow and ice on a fucking hill that steep
People like that should be charged for damaging property, good snow tires and AWD would prevent that.
That's... Actually pretty surprising. I'm from southern Canada where freezing rain and flash freezes etc are pretty common, and I've never seen ice form like that, even on unsalted roads. Usually it has SOME grip, but that hill didn't seem very steep, and cars were picking up speed with full lock.
Normally I'd say "you just have to know how to drive" but I don't see how anybody could prepare for that. Studs or chains are the only way, and they're illegal a lot of places.
More than enough to last for half the year
Still, people can't do icy roads for shit... they are overconfident in their ability, think having AWD makes them unkillable and are often unwilling to pay for good winter tires. Last night there was a head-on collision between two cars on the main road leading to my hometown; lady in her sixties killed after she started sliding and went into the oncoming lane. And today; same happened on the same road; one dead
Its the same fucking thing every year, and still people are not able to learn
>Live in northern Ontario
>Drove 2000 Nissan Frontier in teens
>Balding all seasons with weight in back
>Winters was nothing but a controlled skid the entire time
It was the most baptize by fire approach to winter driving but it taught me skid control and the value of winter tires. My winter tires (michelin Xice3) are worth half as much as my car.
>I'm getting really angry that the getting unstuck technique I'm using isn't working.
>I'll just keep trying to do the same thing and keep getting angrier and angrier.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I no afraid, live in salekhgrad, have no problem like this. Have a GAZ, never fail and gas is cheap for me at least. I put for sale, if anybody want to buy it. My uncle is seling it, and cost 42000000 rublie. Pretty cheap and better than humvee. This armored vehicle, pull any Lada niva out and nivas are much better than the jeep and any other suv that is not a land cruiser or a Lexus Lx. Picture is the one my uncle is selling the one I drive now
>tfw someone saved my picture
>and even gave it the same file name
Literally my life right now anon, the double takes when I drift every yield or corner are great
No shit? I go to Durham right now. Did my BA at Western, doing a 2 year college diploma now.
Someone got stabbed outside the Tim Hortons last year. I love the dirty shwa.
>look at this car is this your car?
I've gotten into a similar situation with my 04 Mazda 6.
I have winter tires so although I got stuck at first, freeing myself wasn't so hard once I got the car pointed in the right direction and playing with the throttle and occasionally reversing and repositioning.
I had to dig a little when it got really bad (the car high centered on the snow)
>Baptism by fire
My friends think I'm insane for believing in this. All I've driven in the winter is RWD cars. Put some half decent tires on, throw a couple of sandbags in the back, and you're good to go. It teaches you right away how to control skids and brake properly on ice. I never had an issue in winter while a good number of them have slid into curbs and other cars because as soon as they start to slide they lock up the brakes and seem to think thatched harder you push the pedal the faster you'll stop. My one friend actually takes his hands off the wheel and let's the car do what it wants. It's resulted in him sliding into the oncoming lane and bouncing off the curb in one instance, and rear ending somebody in another.
They think you're insane because they're incredibly shit drivers and cant handle supposedly easy to drive cars as it is. Kind of how automatic only drivers will stare in amazement at someone driving a stick.
that was one of my fav parts.. or when he tried to get out and it started sliding back.
I really can't even understand how... is that on a very steep street. I own the previous generation grand cherokee.. i have owned an xj, rwd only turcks, sports cars, fwd cars.. the only time I have ever had an issue like that was with a FWD car with summer tires and a unladed RWD truck with all season sport tires.
I'm also given to believe the traction computer was flipping its shit because nobody could be that clueless fuck up that bad
My first four winters were in a 400hp 88 camaro with winter tires on the front and chains on the back. That son of a bitch could climb up the side of a mountain. People who say this or that kinda car suck in winter just don't know how to prepare.
Buddy of mine thinks like this for some reason... he has a Cherokee that he a week last winter on BFG AT's. He told me how he couldn't understand how I got around in my low-sitting RWD Merc... at the end of the week he hit a good length of ice, engaged his brakes and was somehow surprised when his car just went faster, started spinning out and continued over the ditch and into the forest