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(Omaha World Herald)   "It was so scary. I started crying." This woman is talking about: A) Getting robbed at gunpoint; B) Skydiving; C) Driving in snow   (omaha.com) divider line 26
    More: Fail, charter bus, four-wheel-drive, Creighton University, Grand Island, snowstorms, Amy Pettit  
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2013-03-12 11:09:20 PM  
2 votes:

ZeroCorpse: Nick Nostril: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Words to live by:
4WheelDrive does not mean 4WheelStop.

And don't project your lack of driving skill onto others. Just because you're taxing your skills while driving 10 under doesn't mean everyone else is.

No, he's right. People in 4WD vehicles frequently don't get that just because they can move a little faster in the snow, it doesn't mean that their stopping distance is better than a 2WD. In fact, it's often worse because they're usually heavier and they  are  going faster.

And 4WD won't do anything for your allegedly-skilled driving ass if you speed into black ice and hit your brakes.


Every owner's manual for a 4WD should have a page entitled: "On the physics of hockey pucks"
2013-03-12 08:53:04 PM  
2 votes:
I grew up in Michigan, never had a an accident, always drove in snow blah blah blah.  I even have an Audi with Quattro and put winter rubber on come November but nothing could prepare me from chaining up and driving in the Cascades in the heavy snow.  I had a few situations where I almost shiat myself heading up Mt. Hood in the winter.  Inclines and slippery roads are a nightmare.  To those of you who live in the mountains year round, I salute you.  When (albeit very rarely) it snows in the valley I stay the fark home.  People around here have no idea, seeing as how it happens once every few years.  Also, Asians.
2013-03-12 08:13:59 PM  
2 votes:
Well, she IS a woman.  Driving is not exactly first nature to her.
2013-03-12 08:13:54 PM  
2 votes:
Surprised she isn't a Texan. Their inability to drive in inclement weather is the stuff of legends.
2013-03-12 07:53:55 PM  
2 votes:
If it's bad enough, it can damned well be scary.  Crying probably doesn't help, but, yknow.  Girls.
2013-03-12 07:29:14 PM  
2 votes:
I haven't cried

/I have bitten a couple of buttonholes in the seat of my underwear, though
2013-03-13 10:07:37 AM  
1 votes:

neilbradley: If you get to the point of crying, you shouldn't be on the road. Period.


Periods are the problem!
2013-03-12 10:19:16 PM  
1 votes:

themasterdebater: Try driving in this....


All I see is a polar bear in a ghost costume eating vanilla ice cream.
2013-03-12 09:56:53 PM  
1 votes:
Try driving in this....

throbbingsofnoontide.files.wordpress.com

Let the crying games begin!
2013-03-12 09:55:14 PM  
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com

This was my town a couple of weeks ago. The kicker is that the bus drove off without them.
2013-03-12 09:23:43 PM  
1 votes:

MisterTweak: I suspect that that driving in snow results from more deaths than the other two combined.


I do not know of any deaths that have resulted in snow-driving experiences.
2013-03-12 09:22:45 PM  
1 votes:
www.omaha.com

See the nice thing about driving in the UP is that by January you never really worry about this because the snow banks are so high on the sides of the roads they tend to stop you from going that far.
2013-03-12 09:10:54 PM  
1 votes:

Nick Nostril: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Words to live by:
4WheelDrive does not mean 4WheelStop.

And don't project your lack of driving skill onto others. Just because you're taxing your skills while driving 10 under doesn't mean everyone else is.


No, he's right. People in 4WD vehicles frequently don't get that just because they can move a little faster in the snow, it doesn't mean that their stopping distance is better than a 2WD. In fact, it's often worse because they're usually heavier and they  are  going faster.

And 4WD won't do anything for your allegedly-skilled driving ass if you speed into black ice and hit your brakes.
2013-03-12 08:46:55 PM  
1 votes:
Living in the Omaha area, it never ceases to amaze me that people apparently don't have some kind of internal compass that allows them to have the thought, "Gee, it looks pretty bad out. Maybe I can hold off on making that run to the grocery store."

And, for those not familiar with these types of storms, the wind really ups the ante. Sure, there were slick spots (when it's still on the road, it's all slick, just to varying degrees), but the blowing snow is bad for both visibility and having your vehicle pushed around by the gusts.

It also seems like most drivers are at one extreme or another. I prefer to attempt to be cautious but not stupid, but there are those who crawl along at five miles per hour, and when you look over, there usually the ones you'd look at and silently pray that Gertie's cataracts are minor. Then, there are the "four wheel drive gives me the ability to approach the bad weather as if it were a race" types. I have to admit that I get a sense of schadenfreude when I see them in ditches.
2013-03-12 08:46:27 PM  
1 votes:
I would have guessed it was some Farker who saw a firearm in person for the first time.
2013-03-12 08:39:53 PM  
1 votes:
Words to live by:
4WheelDrive does not mean 4WheelStop.
2013-03-12 08:39:22 PM  
1 votes:
CSB:  I drive a snow plow.  Not one of those 1.2 tons trucks with a blade on it.  It's a highway tandem with a nose plow, underbody plow and a wing.  People don't know when to stay the fark off the roads.  I helps one old gentlemen out of the ditch this morning.  I asked him what was so important to risk driving with ice covered highways, before dawn, with over a foot of snow in places.

he replield that he had to go for morning coffee with his friends.

/facepalm

If you cant see the road, stay the fark off it, and let the highway maintenance people do their job.  It makes our job easier and faster,  The life you save may be your own.
2013-03-12 08:38:20 PM  
1 votes:
Is this where I point and laugh?

I'm Canadian, and drive a Subaru with winter tires. It makes driving on snow and ice feel like cheating.
2013-03-12 08:31:27 PM  
1 votes:
If only she could be one of those people that get buried by a snow plow and isn't found until the first week in April.
2013-03-12 08:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
SnakeLee:
In San Diego, if it even looks like it  might rain, all bets are off on the freeway.  This is doubly confusing because nobody farking grew up here and I see more Red Sox and Yankees hats than Padres and Chargers gear combined.  If it snowed here I can't imagine the horror.

Condolences on the Yankee fans.  We get too many of those here too.
2013-03-12 08:27:30 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where [male] farkers proclaim their superior driving abilities, denigrate female drivers, and make fun of 4 wheel drive vehicles stuck in ditches?
2013-03-12 08:25:17 PM  
1 votes:

Omahawg: it was a pretty scary ice, sleet, blowng snow clusterfark so I stayed home, lady. I stayed home and drank beer and looked outside at the fools trying to drive up the hill in front of my house


but i didn't cry


NO you were too busy laughing.
2013-03-12 08:13:19 PM  
1 votes:
Skydiving isn't scary, it's calming, especially once the chute is deployed.

Just up in the air, floating around without a care in the world.

and OTOH, we have FREEZING WATER FALLING FROM THE SKY!!!
2013-03-12 08:12:57 PM  
1 votes:
The answer is always C
2013-03-12 07:53:41 PM  
1 votes:
In San Diego, if it even looks like it might rain, all bets are off on the freeway.  This is doubly confusing because nobody farking grew up here and I see more Red Sox and Yankees hats than Padres and Chargers gear combined.  If it snowed here I can't imagine the horror.
2013-03-12 07:41:45 PM  
1 votes:
I've never gotten to the point of crying, but my knuckles are whiter than sheets when I'm driving in snow.
 
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