Snow plow woke me up, on my day off, at 5:30. Thank God I don't have to drive today. Not that I don't have 4 WD, its the other drivers. Remember your vehicle is not only transportation, it is a weapon under these driving conditions. Think about the family you saw earlier, the school bus, the elderly lady, the nervous 18 year old driver. Those people are on the road, in front of you, behind you, passing you in the opposing lane.
Tailgaters, it is so much more dangerous to tailgate in the snow or ice.
Those in 4WD vehicles: Just because you have 4WD is not a license to tailgate and speed. There is no time more important than the present. The time for patience is the present. The time for tolerance is the present. The time for consideration is the present.
Rider, well said. Absolutely right.
Well said, rider. The article failed to mention the biggest safety tip, though, which is, don't go out on the roads unless you absolutely have to. Even though the main roads may be clear, many of the side roads will still have snow and ice on them, which will likely persist for another day or so. And don't take chances, especially with 4WD, which is not infallible. The emergency services have better things to do than help pull your sorry rear end out of a ditch if you happen to end up there.
When the CHP says carry chains..they mean for you to PUT THEM ON when it snows; not keep them in your trunk and slide around the roads like yesterday.
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