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2004-12-22 12:03:36 PM
snow DID YOU SAY SNOW!!!!!

Time to drive like a retard even though I have no reason to go out.

Dont worry, already stocked up on bread and milk. LET THE WORLD END!!!!

/From the south
//no snowchains
///hopes it snows
 
2004-12-22 12:04:57 PM
Er, I think that list and the headline represents about a half-dozen states, not just TN.

As a matter of fact, people up here in NY/NJ drive just as stupidly when it snows.
 
2004-12-22 12:10:07 PM
We got a DUSTING outside of Richmond early this week. Roads dry. School started 2 hours late, 2 days in a row.

Unbelievable.

Did I say a DUSTING?!
 
2004-12-22 12:10:20 PM
I love how people freak out as soon as it starts to flurry down South. I think there were 50 accidents in Richmond over the weekend because of the snow (2 inches or so) - as reported by my Dad.
 
2004-12-22 12:11:36 PM
darkhorse23:

Er, I think that list and the headline represents about a half-dozen states, not just TN.

That's why I said "southerners". Can't speak for the northerners as when I was living in NY is only snowed once that I remember and I couldn't get out.
 
2004-12-22 12:11:42 PM
kachoo, fellow Richmonder! Can't wait to go back tomorrow...mmm...Ukrop's.
 
2004-12-22 12:13:00 PM
woo-hoo! we just got our first snow today! it backed up the bypass for almost an hour, and my b/f's work let out at 10 am...it's just a dusting as well...won't work for me, my boss is from Wisconsin and thinks we're all a bunch of pussies.
 
2004-12-22 12:13:10 PM
I got 4 inches of snow overnight. You'd think that list would be common sense that anyone could understand, but lots of people have proven me wrong already.
 
2004-12-22 12:16:48 PM
Up here in Maine, people STILL don't know how to drive on snow, just about every snowstorm of an inch or over leads to at least one fatality and many many accidents.
/commutes an hour each way, rain, snow, ice or flaming turd storm. Well, maybe not in a flaming turd storm..
 
2004-12-22 12:24:28 PM
To avoid a collision, never slam on brakes in ice or snow. Stop gradually.

nobody has ABS brakes in Tennessee?
 
2004-12-22 12:24:53 PM
Well, in Atlanta, there is also a lot more black ice under the snow when it occurs.

Then again, as a whole, americans don't know how to drive anymore.

/this post is useless
 
2004-12-22 12:26:23 PM
It's so true. About ten years ago we had a really bad ice storm here in Nashville. The roads were like skating rinks. I was working third shift at Kinko's at that time, and had stepped outside for a smoke around sunrise. I saw a truck -- you know, one of those big ass jacked up trucks with enormous wheels that look like "Bigfoot" -- pull out onto the icy road and the driver, apparently thinking his big ass truck was impervious, decided to gun it. It started spinning around and around and rammed into a light pole. I thought that was hilarious.
 
2004-12-22 12:36:29 PM
It always freaks me out when that weird wet stuff falls out of the sky. Are you telling me there's other shiat that falls out of the sky too? That's craziness! </native of L.A.>
 
2004-12-22 12:41:06 PM
There always seem to be twice the accidents whenever there's a flaming turd storm.
 
2004-12-22 12:42:05 PM
"Flaming Turd Storm" is my new band name by the way.
 
2004-12-22 12:42:21 PM
torgone: There always seem to be twice the accidents whenever there's a flaming turd storm


Yeah, that stuff is SLIPPERY! And HOT!
 
2004-12-22 12:43:25 PM
Try San Diego when it rains. Been in that situation and lived to tell about it. Farking scary.
 
2004-12-22 12:51:43 PM
mmm...Ukrop's.

Ukrop's rocks.
Living in TN, people forget how to drive when it rains, snow is no different.
Same with Detroit. Not the same in Oregon, only because it rains 9 months of the year.

Just slow down peeps, "driving too fast for conditions" is a term for a reason.
Yes, I'm talking to you, minivan driving maniac.
 
2004-12-22 12:54:50 PM
I love snow in OKC. I sit home and watch all 4 news stations show the same angle of the exit ramp from I-44 onto the Northwest Expressway. Anyone in the Oklahoma City area knows the spot and we all watch the slew of idiots who decide to slip-n-slide down it careening into the concrete barriers. It's fond memories in a George Carlin sort of way.

/the only thing that brings me joy during the dreadful holiday season.
 
2004-12-22 01:19:17 PM
1) Put on winter tires
2) Remember 4x4 aint worth shiat when stopping
3) Sand bands in the back of your truck help in many ways
a)Weight
b)Traction
4) If you don't need to be driving don't
5) If can't drive, don't
6) If you can't drive in snow don't
7) The bigger the SUV, the more KIA Spectras it takes to come to a complete stop.
8) Get studded tires or Blizzaks

/A helpful list from Alaska
 
2004-12-22 01:22:39 PM
nobody has ABS brakes in Tennessee?
Or turn signals.

To all the Yankees who are about to come on and brag about their ice driving superiority, there was an 80 car pileup in PA days ago.
 
2004-12-22 01:24:59 PM
I was in Atlanta going to Tech, and the city received a half inch of snow. Shut the whole city down. Cars going every which way. I thought it was the funniest thing ever.
 
2004-12-22 02:03:03 PM
Wow, we didn't even get a farkin' snow day until a farkin' foot fell.

/Vermontah
//loves snow
 
2004-12-22 02:36:22 PM
I know one of them is not braking for Yankees.
 
2004-12-22 03:04:51 PM
There always seem to be twice the accidents whenever there's a flaming turd storm

fap fap fap...
 
2004-12-22 03:05:42 PM
I love it when Northerners rag on Southerners for not knowing how to handle snow, but then I see wreck after wreck after wreck in states like Michigan that are supposed to be able to handle snow.

And so what if Southerners don't do well in snow? It's an anomaly, not a common occurrence. It would be like if all of a sudden everybody in New York started being nice to each other. Y'all wouldn't be able to handle that.
 
2004-12-22 03:05:50 PM
Here's a tip from a hardcore northerner...

If you start to skid, LET OFF THE GAS AND DRIVE INTO THE SKID (even if it is into Beuford).
 
2004-12-22 03:06:15 PM
 
2004-12-22 03:06:39 PM
Slick pavement means reduced traction and possible loss of control.


Are you farking serious????????????????

FUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKK!
 
2004-12-22 03:07:04 PM
Sweater Girl
Living in TN, people forget how to drive when it rains, snow is no different.
Same with Detroit. Not the same in Oregon, only because it rains 9 months of the year.


Can I get an AMEN, somebody. (I can vouch for NJ, CA & NC)

Seriously, WTF is up with the people who start driving faster when it starts to rain? Are they afraid their car is going to melt?
 
2004-12-22 03:09:19 PM
Submitter implies that we in Tennessee aren't likely to see snow.

Submitter might want to explain why the parking lot outside is covered with a half-inch of ice.
 
2004-12-22 03:09:45 PM
Looking forward to the overconfident idiots that will think their Excursions and Tahoes will let them drive 55+mph with 3" of snow on the expressway. Joy. Michiganders seem to forget how to drive in snow every year for some reason. Psst, guys- you were driving in it only 8 months ago...

/4x4 driver who knows when to keep it under 55, namely when there is 3" of snow on the ground ; )

A vote for me is a vote for sanity.
 
2004-12-22 03:09:53 PM
I love how people with 4WD think that it will magically enable them to stop faster than my front wheel drive.

/once watched a jeep approach from a side street while it slowly roted again and again and agiain.
 
2004-12-22 03:10:06 PM
It's the same in snowy states. The highways are littered with SUVs in ditches.
 
2004-12-22 03:10:48 PM
I love how people with 4WD think that it will magically enable them to stop faster than my front wheel drive.

/once watched a jeep approach from a side street while it slowly roted again and again and again.

//voting! Gimme a flaming turd sammich!
 
2004-12-22 03:11:02 PM
ThereAreFourLights

Wow, we didn't even get a farkin' snow day until a farkin' foot fell.

/Vermontah
//loves snow


And you have to clean up all that sand in the spring because salt doesn't do anything below 0 degrees F.

/went to school in St. Johnsbury. I remember the week it never got above 10 below zero...
 
2004-12-22 03:11:10 PM
Kingwank, What's even better is when they point the camera on the Belle Isle Bridge. Remember a couple of years ago when they had that live cam record that fatality wreck on the I-20/I-44 interchange during the ice storm with the 18 wheeler? hat's some scary stuff. (Lived in OKC for a very long time)


It's supposed to snow with freezing rain/sleet here in the New Orleans area for Friday. I'm gonna be sitting at home in Picyune and just laugh and laugh and laugh watching these cajuns try and drive like they do on all these bridges and elevated roads.
 
2004-12-22 03:11:18 PM
kachoo:

We got a DUSTING outside of Richmond early this week. Roads dry. School started 2 hours late, 2 days in a row.

Hmm... 3 Richmonders in a fark convo about snow... whoever would have thought?

Uh, kachoo:, most schools closed on Friday so our Sunday night dusting shouldn't have even affected anyone.

Kinda sad that it was a Sunday though... I always like to go to Ukrop's during a dusting just so I can see all the people freak out.
 
2004-12-22 03:11:57 PM
Yah I agree with DJTRIPP.

My friend from NC moved up to upstate NY and totalled her brand new ford exploder the first storm. We had an upstate NY blizzard and she thought it would be a good idea to go driving. She figured she had all wheel drive so it was a non issue, apparenlty these folks don't understand that all cars have 4 wheel brakes, they don't stop any better, they just get you to the accident faster.

Now I live in MD where if they hear 1/4" they buy 6 gallons of milk, 10 loafs of bread, and rent every DVD they can find. God forbid you just happen to have to go grocery shopping the night before a storm...

Then they have no idea how to clean it up, or predict it properly, they're never even close to accurate, and they are wildly inefficient at clean up.
 
2004-12-22 03:12:00 PM
Black Ice is just an excuse people use because they weren't paying attention when they should have been.
 
2004-12-22 03:12:44 PM
This boring-ass link gets greenlit and none of mine ever do.
 
2004-12-22 03:13:07 PM
They give the standard advice for steering out of a skid, but not on how to avoid it in the first place: use the steering wheel independently of the gas and brake. Slow down BEFORE a turn, coast through it, and use the gas once you're out. If you HAVE to use the brakes, do it GENTLY (I don't care if you have ABS, it's no excuse to stomp on the brakes).
 
2004-12-22 03:13:17 PM
In Tulsa today there were about 16 accidents between 6 & 7am. Normally EMSA responds to 20 accidents per day.

There was only a dusting........

I walked to work.
 
2004-12-22 03:13:24 PM
klatubaradanikto [TotalFark]
"To all the Yankees who are about to come on and brag about their ice driving superiority, there was an 80 car pileup in PA days ago. "


Only thing Yankees can brag about is their superiority in choking.


Um, I live here in Boston, and in no way will I say that people up here drive well in the snow. As a matter of fact, I find it hillarious that even though we get snow EVERY YEAR, most of the towns in Massachusetts use up their snow removal budgets even before we get halfway through winter, same as every year. WTF ?

 
2004-12-22 03:13:27 PM
i saw no less that 4 SUV's flip.

I laughed.

let onstar help em.
 
2004-12-22 03:13:41 PM
The reason people drive so badly in snow conditions is that the SUV commercials show aggressive cornerning, etc. The viewer fails to understand the words, "PROFESSIONAL DRIVER ON CLOSED COURSE." Maybe if we all stopped trying to be Schumacher (in this case for u rednecks, Richard Petty) we wouldn't have to worry.
 
2004-12-22 03:13:54 PM
It's crazy up here in Seattle because no one will bat an eyelash when it starts raining -- it's practically the natural state of events up here -- but snow? Holy cow, snow drives people bat guano insane. Not only on the roads, though; a lot of people will just call in sick to work rather than drive through the snow to work. I guess it *is* justified, though, because of all of the damn hills around here; it's impossible to get anywhere Seattle when it snows unless your route happens to be downhill all the way.

/only vaguely relevant post
 
2004-12-22 03:13:54 PM
These two tips will help in just about ANY driving situation:


1. Slow the fark down

2. Pay attention to what you are doing.
 
2004-12-22 03:14:06 PM
As a resident of Seattle, you would think that people are used to driving in the rain. The exact opposite is true. It becomes one giant cluster fark on the road when it rains.

It's probably becuase of all these diptards that move up from cali and az to get out of the heat.
 
2004-12-22 03:14:08 PM
One gem of wisdom I've observed: if you have 4WD, you can drive 5,000 mph on ice, because its magic.

Usually you either see sheer panic to stay inside, or SUVs and trucks plowed into ditches on the side of the road.
 
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