How To Drive In The Snow, In A Regular-Ass Car, Without Freaking Out

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Murali says:

    It doesn’t snow much here in dreary old England, but last Saturday, after an evening in London with my wife and her friends, I drove back to Coventry at around 10:30pm and it started snowing around 11. It was the first snowfall I remember seeing and I happened to be driving through it on an unlit highway. Its a bit surreal.Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Yes, this, especially in the Puget Sound.Report

  3. Avatar Morat20 says:

    Driving in snow requires experience. It also helps to have proper tires, properly salted roads, etc.

    Sadly, if it doesn’t snow much in a given place, drivers generally lack all of that.

    People living the desert are also, strangely, horrible at driving on wet and flooded roads.Report

  4. Avatar Damon says:

    As the article says, it’s really not the snow, it’s the drivers.

    The SUV drivers who think that 4 wheel drive means extra traction on ice or packed snow and that allows them to go 65 on the highway, or that it allows better turning so you can make that sharp turn at 35 like you normally do and you won’t end up in the median wedged into the tree.

    The dumb asses that break going up a hill or down it.

    The ones that drive 10 miles an hour with their hazards lights on when the road has been salted and plowed but do it because everyone should slow down.Report

  5. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    One of the best things about snow is that you can fall really really badly into it – like at a speed, orientation, and trajectory that would normally snap you in half – and be totally, totally fine, and not even more than mildly shaken up.Report