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Old 12-01-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Chicago-area "OMG it's the first snow of the season!" <Crashzors> Thread

I encountered 3 accidents on the way to work this morning (17 miles), which wouldn't have been bad if there was an appreciable amount of snow on the roads.

Two involved sedans and major front end damage, and the third was a Durango that drove over a curb and into a parked car.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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They obviously aren't experiencing the beauty of symmetrical all wheel drive.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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And people relearn how to drive all over again.
So who is gonna be the first midwest Subaru to crash then?

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Let's all be careful out there.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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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).
Yeah, I walked out the door and was like "Oh sweet, snow!!", then I thought about how people are for the first few weeks and went back in, grabbed my Zune and took the train. 20 minutes to get to the office.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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Im being deprived cuz im taking my dads van to work so i cant mess around with the subie on the way to work but i guess i had fun yesterday night when the snow started to apear on the ground finally.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #7
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Driving the 02 wrx wagon with the snows on it. So no problems here in the great north.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:21 AM   #8
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lol I have to drive like an old man in my G35
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:25 AM   #9
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I swear people get dumber and dumber every ****ing year when the first snow hits.
This.

I didn't even have to leave my subdivision to personally witness some dumbass cruising around a corner too fast and hitting a curb. I lol'd. The V with the Nokian WR's seems good. We'll have to see how it is in anything deep though, that might be tough. Otherwise, stopping was very good and I am happy as long as I can get around in mild amounts of snow like this.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:40 AM   #10
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well it wasnt so nice for me... i was going home last night around 2:30am it was wet snow and i was sliding all over the place, i have half done all season tires on... so i guess i need to go out and look for some tires for now
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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I put my winters on last night, although they were unecessary since I just sat around for 2.5 hours to get to work today (S Loop to Northbrook). But at least it didnt take me 3.5 hours like it did on Wednesday night.

Anyone want to buy a brick and timber loft in the south loop?
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:48 AM   #12
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Snow tires, hmmmm. they work. all seasons suck for this part of the year
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:49 AM   #13
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No worries; I just bought some fenders and rode to work; city streets are fine, though the trails up north are pretty treacherous.

Of course I will need a brush to scrape buildup out of the unused cogs...
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:16 PM   #14
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WTF kind of power plug is that behind the front wheel? Rotate it a bit it could be indian.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:26 PM   #15
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ha i got today off so i did go out there and play in the snow but there isnt enough of it down and my winter tires are to good for awd donuts !!! but the bad part was i poped a tire bead and had to wrestle with it to get it to air up again when are we having a snow meet people i got my 1990 wagon and are not afraid to crash it lol
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #16
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Glad I got my snow tires on. Haven't gone to play yet.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #17
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WTF kind of power plug is that behind the front wheel? Rotate it a bit it could be indian.
It's an old phone plug from the mid 60s when the place was built.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #18
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and here I thought the caveman invented the RJ11.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:25 PM   #19
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Ha ha Well driving to work sucked but that was because I had to go home and get somethign I forgot. AWD powa and well watching a nissan Sentra SiR sitting in the ditch on 294 is funny because it was drier there than on the side streets.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:15 PM   #20
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when i saw the snow i was happy cuz it meant that it was that time again to take the subie out for some fun. but every time i have that thought i
always have to think about everyone else out there that doesnt know how to drive in the snow to ruin my mood haha
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:53 PM   #21
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On my way home I saw even more cars off the road than I did on my way in to work!!

At least 5 cars in the median along the Elgin O'Hare. I couldn't believe it. Many of the drivers were still in the cars, so they must have gone off in the past hour. The roads were totally clear!
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #22
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my all seasons suck balls.....
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:52 PM   #23
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went out this morning at 1 am to drive around the neighborhood and streets to get a feel for my tires and awd. I had a blasty blast for sure.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:31 PM   #24
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actually, i didnt see anyone in the ditch. i drive from rockford to sycamore everyday. it was a huge departure from last year when the first significant snowfall hit there were at least 5-6 cars in the ditch. i love my blizzies!

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Old 12-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #25
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Last night driving back from Chicago (mini install day) two cars in front of me on 94 I watched a Camry go into the ditch. I was in the fast lane and they came across my lane spinning. Went into the center ditch...
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