Driving in a snowstorm would be mostly quite un-dangerous, if everyone would obey two simple rules of precaution.
What makes winter driving dangerous are those few people who don’t follow the above recommendations. What I’ve noticed is that a large percentage of those drivers are in a pickup truck.
Of course, not all pickup drivers are jerks when it comes to driving in a snowstorm. Only about 94% of them.
They seem to think they can do things regular cars can’t. To be fair, sometimes that is true. However, just because you are in a vehicle that can go better in the snow, it doesn’t cancel out the existence of all the other cars on the road that can’t. EVERYTHING slows down in a storm, but pickup drivers seem unwilling to accept this.
And so the rest of us, in our economical, fuel-efficient, eco-friendly, tiny, emasculated wussy-mobiles must deal with the inevitable frustrations and heart-attack-inducing antics of the truck drivers.
You’re driving along in the snowstorm, la-dee-da, everything is going swimmingly…
When suddenly, out of nowhere, your rearview mirror is blinding you with the light of a thousand curse words (if curse words were bioluminescent).
And so it goes.
But take heart, speed-limit-obeying-compact-car drivers.
THE WORLD IS NOT ENTIRELY DEVOID OF JUSTICE.
Because while many of the inconsiderate jerks driving in a storm are in a truck, so are most of the drivers you see skidded off the side of the road in a ditch.