Steer into the skid, not into the car next to you.I like the person who jumped out of there car at 2:05 in the first video.These make me miss New England winters.
This is what the streets here looked like yesterday. It was an adventure, to say the least. My car doors were frozen completely shut. Took quite a while before I could even get into them. Then I went slip sliding off to work. Some one pulled out right in front of me forcing me to brake suddenly. Of course, when you're driving on ice, braking suddenly doesn't work very well. Luckily the lane next to me was empty so I could slide over into it and avoided hitting the car that pulled out in front of me. Fun times! Today looks like more of the same.
Like the guy at 2:58 using body language in an original way. I live in the Bay Area, so we just deal with rain and fog. Everyone: slow down!! You never get there faster when you are in an accident!
Always a wise move bailing out of your car. NIce ones, HR.
Aside from sliding into ditches a few times on a snow-packed dirt road, I've luckily managed to avoid being a participant in Vehicular Ice Capades, aka "winter bumper cars" by luck [[knocks on wood]] and driving like an old granny (really slow) when conditions are poor. That black ice pile-up early in the first vid is right out of my personal nightmares.I can't believe how fast some of those drivers were driving! Jesus - you idiots ever drive in snow before? I'm glad no pedestrians got hit; a couple of close calls there.
We Southerners may completely freak out when it snows but at least we have the good sense to stay home. We know we can't drive in bad weather. That's why we head to Kroger the day before the snow gets here and buy up all the milk, bread, and pork rinds.
This is why I live in sunny, southern California! Here it is December 14, and it's almost 70 degrees out!We take day trips, drive into the mountains to visit the snow. We stay for an hour or so, until the kids are freezing, then drive home. Glad we don't live in the stuff. -P-
Ugh, so scary. I hate ice! Some of these are just a result of people going too damn fast, like the one where all the cars stop on the highway except for that shitty white car going 40 f'ing miles per hour. Idiot!Others are just an example of people being overconfident. Here in New England we have a saying: 4-wheel drive doesn't equal 4-wheel stop!
It's hilarious when it snows here in the ATL. Every newscast for days reports on nothing but the snow, and cars end up every-which-a-where. It's like someone had an impromptu demolition derby on every major road.
Anonymous said... This is why I live in sunny, southern California! Here it is December 14, and it's almost 70 degrees out! We take day trips, drive into the mountains to visit the snow. We stay for an hour or so, until the kids are freezing, then drive home. Glad we don't live in the stuff.I don't know you, but I hate you, I hate you with the intensity of a thousand suns, and wish you'd get crushed by an orange tree.On the topic at hand, the only time my Nana (mom's mom) ever swore in front of us grandkids was the time she hit a patch of black ice with a bunch of us in the back of her Plymouth Squire.Luckily she'd gotten us to settle down somewhat before the accident and actually sit in our seats, because when she hit the telephone pole she just about ripped the ass-end of the car off.
Well, then, Cam, I won't tell you that it was 73F here in Austin, and I made my final lawn-mowing of the season, today.
Sorry Anonymous and frank. As well as any other LOTD follower who isn't currently enduring bone chilling snowy weather.I tend to get a little pissy when every day for the last week or so I've had to slip and slide my way to my car, defrost it and walk around bundled up like Randy in "A Christmas Story".
All I could think of was how much their insurance rates will SUCK after getting all those repairs done. The perils of living in the great white north, HA! I'm digging Cam's visual of orange trees crushing those in sunny, warm climes. ;) It was a balmy -23C with the windchill today FFS!
What's FFS? Frostbite FallS?While Frank's out mowing his lawn with a mint julep, I was out with a snow blower trying to keep the first eight inches of the season under control.
For Frank's Sake.Or something like that.
Ha! Thanks for that, HR!