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

Which brings me to the first thing you need to know in order to drive the hell home in the snow: You are not actually required to lose your goddamn mind just because snow is falling. It is not the apocalypse. Neither physics nor society have been cancelled by it. It is not sulfuric ash. There are no abominable snowpeople stalking through it. It will not dissolve your body if it touches you. It is frozen water. You can drive in it, you can walk in it, you can stand in it long enough to help a fellow motorist get the fuck out of your way, you can ball it up and throw it at people who treat it like it’s the end of the goddamn world. It is snow.

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

{via Maribou}

Please do be so kind as to share this post.
Share

7 thoughts on “How To Drive In The Snow, In A Regular-Ass Car, Without Freaking Out

  1. 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.

      Quote  Link

    Report

  2. 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.

      Quote  Link

    Report

  3. 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.

      Quote  Link

    Report

  4. 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.

      Quote  Link

    Report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *