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(KSL Salt Lake City)   If you are going to pass a snowplow, don't pull in front of the snowplow right away, as you might spin out of control and embarrass yourself as well as your family name   (ksl.com) divider line 10
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2013-02-24 07:44:47 PM  
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J. Frank Parnell: If you are going to pass a snowplow, you are an idiot.


Not necessarily. Sometimes it's safe to pass a snowplow, and sometimes it's not. As with many things, you have to use your judgment to determine which is which. Things are usually not black-and-white.
2013-02-24 11:26:21 PM  
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oukewldave: I like driving on freeways when there is some snow and a plow.  everyone who has no idea how to drive in the snow sit behind the plow going 35 mph while i get the other lanes to myself!  Seriously it isn't hard.  Drive in a straight line at a steady speed, leave tons of room in front of you, and start to slow some before going around curves.


Are you a wizard?

I was trying to keep that a secret, so everybody I pass will just shake their heads and think they will see me in the ditch, only to be disappointed.

Once I was driving on a two lane 45 mph road right after we got 10" of snow in my Venture and the only way to maintain a straight path was to keep the front wheels pointed left.  If I didn't the van was pulling hard right, but a truck going the other way noticed my odd manner of travel and nearly ran off the road thinking I was heading for him.  If he payed better attention, he would've noticed that I had it under control.
2013-02-24 07:38:10 PM  
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I like driving on freeways when there is some snow and a plow.  everyone who has no idea how to drive in the snow sit behind the plow going 35 mph while i get the other lanes to myself!  Seriously it isn't hard.  Drive in a straight line at a steady speed, leave tons of room in front of you, and start to slow some before going around curves.
2013-02-24 07:03:10 PM  
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I learned my lesson about (not) passing snowplows in the mid-1980s, but fortunately without any damage.  I was behind a snowplow on I-81 in upstate NY in a section is prone to crosswinds.  The highway wasn't that snowy, but there were areas where the winds had drifted snow onto the road.  There was a clear patch and I made my move to pass the plow in the left lane.  The plow then hit another drift and the crosswinds blew the plowed snow right onto my windshield.  Zero visibility.  Couldn't even see the hood of my car (a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutass).  I hit the brakes and felt the car go into a skid, so I released the brake and kept steering straight though I still couldn't see a damn thing.  When the drifted snow cleared, I was slowed down to about 20 mph, and could then see that I was less than a foot away from the concrete median barrier.  I got back on the road, and followed the plow the rest of the way to my destination.  And have never passed a plow ever again.
2013-02-24 06:55:09 PM  
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J. Frank Parnell: NotoriousFire: J. Frank Parnell: If you are going to pass a snowplow, you are an idiot.

Let me guess, you live in Florida or some other southern state with little to no snow?

Hah, nope. Nova Scotia. Get harsher winters here than anywhere in North America, except maybe Newfoundland.

And your point was?



So you've never passed a snowplow? Look at the pictures in the article - you're telling me you'd stick behind Joe Snowplow going half the speed limit, vice use one of the other lanes, in those conditions? Don't get me wrong - the article in question is Utah, and the vehicle looks like it wouldn't handle snow very well. But to say a general statement that passing a snowplow is idiotic, I'd disagree.

/UP, Michigan
//Higher latitude than you Nova Scotian types
///You may have harsher winters, just merely saying
2013-02-24 06:53:52 PM  
1 votes:
Woman driving a PT Cruiser. Enough said.

By the way, there has never been a hot woman who has driven a PT. Never. Ever. They are always about 100 pounds overweight.
2013-02-24 06:40:19 PM  
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: If you are going to pass a snowplow, you are an idiot.


Let me guess, you live in Florida or some other southern state with little to no snow?
2013-02-24 06:37:47 PM  
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If you are going to pass a snowplow, don't pull in front of the snowplow right away, as you might spin out of control and embarrass yourself as well as your family name you are an idiot.
2013-02-24 06:25:51 PM  
1 votes:
Road behind plow passable

Road in front of plow in need of plowing

/ ancient Chinese DOT proverb
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 06:15:22 PM  
1 votes:
you might spin out of control and embarrass yourself as well as your family name

I don't see her family name in the article.
 
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