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Ice On Road, Cars In Ditch

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Driving seems pretty difficult for a lot of people on the road, (or so it seems). Bad weather doesn’t help things. It’s not like I think that it would, but every winter it never ceases to amaze me the total lack of knowledge, patience and understanding of today’s average driver.

Where I live, even if it rains, cars drive very slowly and overly cautious. This in itself can be very dangerous. You can not stop on the highway for ghosts or shadows, cars will rearend you! Rain is not the biggest culprit of turning bad drivers into accident, killing machines. That prestigious honor goes to ice. Again, where I live it doesn’t snow, only sleet and ice falls from the sky. Ice is not your friend. Ice is one slick customer, but all the same it’s not deceitful. In the same way I’ve never understood how trains kill people because tracks don’t move and trains run of tracks, ice is slippery and can cause accidents but it doesn’t attack you or act differently or in unpredictable ways.

Whenever the ice comes to wreak havoc on my city, you feel like you’re in the middle of some war torn village. Driving along and seeing all the cars off the road, in a ditch or just plain abandoned by the side of the road. If you’re driving at a low peak level and no one else is out on the road it can also feel like you’re the last person on earth, caught in a science fiction movie where the ice steals all the people away.

Ice can be driven upon. You can make it to your destination. Patience becomes your ally and you need to embrace it. Getting stressed, freaking out, slamming on your breaks or driving like it’s not icy out are all huge mistakes. This is not to say that you have to drive three miles an hour either.

Just a reminder, punching the gas makes your tires spin. Spinning tires don’t make you go anywhere, (but may help melt the ice).

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster

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Written by Ramblin' Rooster

December 21, 2008 at 8:42 am

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