Today was the first real snowfall. It wasn't an all out blizzard and I'm not even going to need to break out the snow blower but once again I found myself irritated that so many people can forget what it's like to drive in Wisconsin when we have a few inches of snow on the ground.
It seems that the extremes were out on the road. People who were afraid to drive and those who thought the new snow on the road signaled that it was their opportunity to try out for NASCAR.
Here's a few rules:
1) Slow Down
2) Don't attempt to stop for snowflakes -- you can run them over
3) Leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you
4) Don't be an idiot -- everyone else is concerned about slipping and sliding, you should be too
Driving too slow is just as bad as driving too fast. Nobody expects you to drive super slow and you're more likely to get rear ended or broad sided if you're busy white-knuckling the steering wheel. If you find yourself freaking out, pull over and call a taxi. When you get home, make plans to move to Texas.
I'm quite sure I sound like a curmudgeon but it's not my intention to sound like Andy Rooney. That said, is it too much to ask to remember how to drive from the last snowfall in the spring to the first one in the winter?