Pocket Ninja: It is true that Virginians can't drive in the snow. But this is primarily due to the fact that most of them are hurrying to the supermarket to stock up on the three-week supply of emergency milk, eggs, and toilet paper that an inch of blizzard might produce in the region. This causes long lines in the stores, which causes traffic jams in the parking lots, and effect that then ripples out to the roads. The only solution would be to create some sort of Federal Emergency Snow Supply Agenecy (FESSA) which could distribute, perhaps via helicopter or drone drop, these critical supplies to families throughout the region without necessitating those families venturing out into the tundra.
AdmirableSnackbar: I don't know about that. There doesn't seem to be any diversity to VA drivers that I see on the highways. Almost every time I see a car with a VA license plate on I-95, it's in the left lane traveling within 5 mph of the speed limit and clogging up traffic behind them. And they only move over a lane when people start to try passing them on the right. It's like they need to get in the way as much as possible no matter what they're doing. I thought I'd be done seeing that happen when I moved to Boston from the MD/DE area, but every so often I still see VA plates up here doing the same thing.
doyner: Pud: I grew up there, PN was spot on. The only thing he missed is the run on beer. If it's going to snow 100 miles away every Virginian is obligated to buy as much beer as they can, whether they drink or not. I think it's a lawIn all seriousness, I think that the shiatty driving around here is because of the overwhelming diversity. People come here from all over the nation (and the world for that matter), bringing their own driving norms to this highly-congested area. There is no uniformity of habit; making everyone relatively unpredicatable. There are enough no-snow-climate drivers here to seed gridlock and collisions to ensure that the first flake to fall from the sky will create mayhem amongst the flakes already behind the wheel.
Pud: I grew up there, PN was spot on. The only thing he missed is the run on beer. If it's going to snow 100 miles away every Virginian is obligated to buy as much beer as they can, whether they drink or not. I think it's a law
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