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(InsideNova)   "'Proof Virginians can't drive' read the headline on the website Fark, followed by hundreds of comments agreeing"   (insidenova.com) divider line 16
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2013-01-25 09:58:50 AM  
7 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.
2013-01-25 10:12:50 AM  
6 votes:
I've been sitting here stuck in traffic on I-95 between DC and Fredericksburg since May 17, 2010, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
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 01:51:07 PM  
1 votes:
I lived up in Herndon a few years back, and my sister in law came up and stayed with us awhile to see if she would like the area. One day we all went to the Fair Oaks mall and she kept saying "watch out for that car, it's got one of those bad driving stickers on it". We asked her what that was all about and she "there's one, right there--it says UVA on it, that means they can't drive worth a sh*t".
No sooner had she finished saying this when the ding-dong in the mini-van with the UVA sticker on it cuts someone off, nearly causing a wreck. "See, I told you so. Everyone with one of those UVA stickers is a g__ d___ menace." We had a hard time convincing her that UVA meant they went to the University of Virginia and that it wasn't something the state made bad drivers put on their car to warn everyone that they were idiots.
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 12:50:30 PM  
1 votes:

Minerva8918: 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.

This is so true! The first mention of snow, and I'm talking about "We might get some flurries!" and people lose their shiat!

Also, it seems like if snow is forecasted, all the farking morons who are the worst drivers on the planet feel the need to go out and drive around.

BunkoSquad: I've been sitting here stuck in traffic on I-95 between DC and Fredericksburg since May 17, 2010, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

This made me LOL! There almost always seems to be some sort of bottlenecking of traffic through that area...especially where the HOV lanes end toward Quantico...and with all this stupid construction, they are farking it up worse.


But seriously, as much as people say that the NoVA/DC drivers can't be any worse than any other major city, I've got news for you...they ARE! I'd tell you to come see for yourself, but that'd just create more people on the roads here who don't know what they are doing :-p


Memphis drivers are worse, nothing like training yourself to wait 3 seconds before begining through a green light because people accelerate on a yellow 500 yards back.
2013-01-25 12:13:24 PM  
1 votes:
Man, why does an awesome city like D.C. have to be in such a dysfunctional part of America?
2013-01-25 11:48:28 AM  
1 votes:

2wolves: Virginians also stock up in diapers. Even if they don't have children. Very odd.


Well, we get snowed in and have nothing but bread, eggs, and milk. So after we've eaten French toast for days, we exhaust our supply of toilet paper and need the diapers.
2013-01-25 11:28:41 AM  
1 votes:
LOL...Several counties here in Georgia closed all schools today because there MIGHT be a slight chance of a ten minute ice storm this afternoon, maybe.
2013-01-25 10:57:31 AM  
1 votes:

doyner: 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.


Not quite 100%: the staples are milk, bread, and toilet paper. Other than that, though, it's spot-on. No need for satire.
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 10:56:21 AM  
1 votes:
I had a friend from PA laughing at how badly everybody in Texas was driving after a fairly minor ice storm. He then proceeded to slip and fall off of an M1 Abrams tank and snapped his forearm like a pretzel rod. I guess he was Army smart, but not Army strong.
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 10:55:15 AM  
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.


Thats always been my theory of the area as well a lot of people from warm climates thinking that their 4WD SUV can go over ice like its normal road cause "Hey I got 4WD!"

/dreading the storm that is supposed to start at 3pm today.
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-25 10:21:58 AM  
1 votes:

doyner: 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.


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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