Common sense driving

Look, things don’t always work out the way we want when it snows.

But this was coming into my driveway. I had a small shot of nestling my car into its spot if I could just get by a drift or two. Obviously it didn’t work out. And that’s okay because, even though it sucks for me, it only matters for me. I’m not causing other people on the road to be in any more or less danger.

With that in mind, I have this advice for people who have to drive in snowy weather: When approaching a hill, DON’T go 20 mph. That’s horseshit driving. I just don’t understand why people don’t have this utterly minor foresight. And it happens every snowstorm. Sure enough, today was no exception. I waited for the car in front of me to finish fishtailing its way to the top of a hill before I even bothered to begin my non-tailing, common-fucking-sense drive up the snowy, slippery hill. And how did I do it? I got a moderate amount of speed beforehand. It was not difficult; it was not dangerous – in fact, the car in front of me was the most reckless driver on that stretch of road for quite some time. There’s such a thing as being overcautious. And it is far from safe.


5 Responses

  1. If you drive an automatic put that pig in first when you go don hills, don’t use the brakes, that’s asking for trouble. Obviously people who drive standards know that already, but yes automatics have a first gear also.

    I propose a special license to drive in the snow!

  2. I solved the problem of driving in snow. I am now in Florida until April 1st.

  3. You privileged white people are all the same!

  4. Hows the weather down there?

  5. I,m not white. I’m working on my tan :)

    A couple of cold days. It was 36 degrees here yesterday morning. Back to mid 60s tomorrow and 70 on Wednesday.

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