Every year we go through this. Winter comes, snow flies and the roads get slippery. So why is it that every year when winter arrives and we know the roads are going to be slippery and snow covered, people still drive like idiots???
As an example. Going to work last week it had rained during the night and it turned into snow by early morning and it froze. The roads were like skating rinks.
I was driving slower than normal and trying to be very careful. We get to about a 200 foot double lane over pass and there were about 15 of us cars driving slower all in one lane-single file. I look over to my side and see some idiot is flying by, probably going about 120 km (65-70 mph). I’m thinking if he loses control and doesn’t hit the ditch he will for sure cause all of us to have an accident and we are on an overpass….we have nowhere to go but down.
Funny thing, a little further up the road who is in the ditch??? That same car. I guess he lost control and went straight in. He didn’t roll or hit the ditch or anything. Needless to say most of us in that line up that he had just gone flying by, drove right past him.
I know the nice thing would have been to stop and make sure he was okay but I kept driving. I kept thinking that I have a family at home and he could have just caused me to have an accident from driving so recklessly.
What about you? Does your weather change this way and do you get snow in the winter and what would you have done? I’m still pretty furious even just thinking of this because when I saw him speeding towards me when it was that slippery, I got that heart stopping fear where it takes a little while for your heart to get back to beating at the regular rate.