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2013-01-25 10:05:53 AM  
3 votes:

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.


For those of you that think this is just another one of Pocke Ninja's works of satirical art, it isn't.  This post is 100% true.
2013-01-25 11:05:18 AM  
2 votes:
Dear Virginians:

Pussies.

Signed,
Canada
2013-01-25 11:05:04 AM  
2 votes:

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.


More states need stricter "slower traffic keep right" laws.
2013-01-25 01:56:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 law

In 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.


The only thing that has helped me cope with the hive-stupidity that is DC Metro traffic is the assumption
that the person I am following on the road had no idea where they are going.  That has allowed me to
take the idiot yakking on their cellphone at 25MPH in the fast lane on the beltway, or the moron trying to
make a left-hand turn off K Street down a clearly marked "DO NOT TURN LEFT" street at 4:14pm with
a lot more equanimity.

/NJ born and bred.
//Would rather drive in MANHATTAN at rush hour than on the Beltway at midnight.
2013-01-25 01:38:29 PM  
1 votes:
Northern Virginia is "Virginia" the same way New York city is "New York".

It's not.
2013-01-25 01:19:04 PM  
1 votes:
Only place I've been where people *could* drive in the snow?

Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan's UP.

And they invariably drove beater 2wd sedans, like a Cutlass Sierra. Or logging trucks. But nothing in between.
2013-01-25 11:00:25 AM  
1 votes:

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.


^^^^ SOOO MUCH THIS ^^^^

As a VA resident I can attest to the unbelievable panic that ripples through this state at the sight of a single flake. It's snowing here right now in SW VA and my roomie (works at wal mart) says its PACKED. No bread, no eggs and no milk. And we're only supposed to get 2in. This state is stupid
2013-01-25 10:59:53 AM  
1 votes:
No one anywhere can drive.

I estimate that about 80-85% of the general populace don't drive properly.

The 15% who drive properly will agree instantly.
If you disagree, it means you're part of the 85%. Cause if you knew how to drive you would seriously agree instantly.

The biggest problem is no one pays attention. You'r driving a 3,000lb death machine. Pay attention.

Even if we just STARTED with everyone maintaining speed and using turn signals, the world would be such a better place.

/90 min round-trip commute
//I've had to turn it into a funny game in my head, or else I'd have been driven crazy by now
2013-01-25 10:57:30 AM  
1 votes:
The drivers in my state are far worse than the drivers in your state.

Says everybody.
2013-01-25 10:55:32 AM  
1 votes:
"Proof Virginians people can't drive" read the headline on the website Fark, followed by hundreds of comments agreeing

FTFE

People in general are goddam retards behind the wheel. I drive in Dallas, BTW.
2013-01-25 10:53:42 AM  
1 votes:
I can't speak for Virginia, but having lived in Florida for the last 20 years I can safely say the people here do not know how the drive. Also, Orlando (where I happen to live) is rated the most deadly city in the US to drive and be a pedestrian.

I really need to get a dashboard camera like the Russians but all the ones I see online are Chinese made and don't look reliable.
2013-01-25 10:31:07 AM  
1 votes:

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


In 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.
2013-01-25 09:58:50 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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