bobbing_headz wrote:The other thing is that when there's snow, people here are absolutely useless drivers. Most people are too scared to go out on the roads and then there is a ton of accidents.
I hate inept drivers in snow. They either drive too slow or drive like maniacs here in Chicago. I can understand driving under the speed limit in inclement weather, but driving 15 mph on the expressway is pretty dumb. At least stay off the expressway.
There was this big snowstorm I remember though, in freshman year of college, which eventually turned into an icestorm and then back into a blizzard. 3 hour drive down to Champaign from Chicago turned into a 6 hour affair, and a whole bunch of cars and semi's in the ditches. Few actual cars slid into the ditches and median, but a whole bunch of idiots in SUVs and trucks who though their 4x4 could conquer the ice. Hilarious...
Actually saw this one guy in a Jeep Grand Cherokee up close pull over into the shoulder to bypass stalled traffic, and since 1+ feet of snow hid the ditch, he slid sideways and then flipped over, LOL. By the time tow trucks came to move the semi that had jack-knifed across the highway, all you could see of the idiot's Jeep was the side view mirror under all that snow. Also saw a car that somehow ran up a 4 foot concrete barrier and got stuck on top. Guess the snow shoved onto the side made a ramp for the out of control car to slide up, lol.