Now where I live is fairly mild weatherwise. I mean, sure I bitch about it being cold…but really it’s rarely below freezing here- ever. And we never have to deal with that evil S-word (SNOW) because we are at 32 feet above sea level and it just doesn’t happen here (in the hills around us very rarely…and never here at least not in my 30-something years).
Earlier this week it hailed like all get out for about 10-15 minutes. It was tiny dried pea sized hail…but there were some major accidents on the highway because people drive like idiots on the highway. That same day I went out during my lunch to see the results of a car flipped over in the medium of the highway.
On Friday of this week it had been raining moderately to lightly but had then slowed down to a very light drizzle. Well there I am trucking along and a car is in the far right lane (three lanes now that his lane has merged onto the road) and the guy TOTALLY loses it right there in front of me. I guess he went around the corner too fast or something but it was pretty violent to watch actually despite the fact that it was single car and really all he did was spin out and I am a NASCAR fan and see much worse, much higher speed wrecks both on TV and in person (ie- Tony Stewart hitting the wall in Las Vegas right in front of our section was pretty damn scary). However I have seen these cars up close and personal…they are virtual caccoons of protection- way more then our average passenger car. So people …PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Drive slower. Make sure you have snow tires/chains if its snowing. If you get caught in weather you aren’t prepared for (hail or stuff) please for the love of your fellow drivers and your family- pull the heck over and wait it out.