Originally Posted by igotskraped
I swear people get dumber and dumber every ****ing year when the first snow hits. It took me an hour to get to work today, which usually only takes me 25-30 minutes (26 miles).
I saw a base-model Neon a good 50-75 feet off the road in the middle of a corn field. It had just happened because the lights were on, car still running and she was opening her door to get out to assess the damage.
People live in the ****ing Midwest where we get a decent
amount of snow every year. We don't get dumped on like some parts of the country and yet people can't figure out how to drive properly. This is seriously one of my biggest pet peeves about drivers out here.
I agree completely. The human element is a joke.
By way of example my girlfriend was involved in a head-on accident last night when a driver lost control in the snow and crossed into her lane. She was a mile or so behind me, heading from her place in Dekalb to mine in St Charles on Rte 38. Luckily, she was able to call me on my cell and I turned around. Bumps and bruises, but otherwise ok. The minutes between recieving the phone call and seeing her walking around were emotionally charged, to say the least.
The girl who lost control was a 19 year old on her cell phone, in a Neon with worn tires (and I think one was a donut as well)
I'm definitely following my girl next time instead of the other way around.
The perspective awarded here is interesting; I could play out a hundred "what-if" scenarios but all it does is bring up the idea of mortality: my girlfriend's, my own, and everyone elses.
Just a reminder to everyone, be safe. You may know what you're doing, but most others are accidents waiting to happen.