Bone got me to thinking more about doing this post. See here in Colorado it seems that too many folks THINK they know what they're doing when it comes to driving in the snow, but they don't! That's how we end up with so many accidents I think. So here's my tips for how to stay safe.
1) If the snow is over a foot and they haven't plowed the streets...STAY HOME! Really, nothing is going to be open anyway so your trip is just a waste of time that could kill you. Is it worth it?
2) If the bottom of your car doesn't clear the top of the snow...STAY HOME! You would think that one would be a given.
3) Sports cars were NOT made to drive in the snow. Get off the road.
4) Invest in a good ice scraper with a brush to sweep the snow off your car. Not only will you save yourself a lot of headaches, you'll be doing the same for other drivers. Any idea how scary it is to have a snowball the size of a basketball flying directly at your windshield from another car? Not FUN!
5) Have good tires on your car. It is bad enough that the snow causes a lack of traction but if your tires can't even reach the road you have no business being out there.
6) Now is NOT the time to show off your race car driving skills! If others are poking along there's a reason...we don't want to be DEAD! Slow down!
7) But don't slam on your breaks either. Keep a good distance between you and the other cars...don't change lanes into someone else's buffer. And don't stop at the bottom of a hill...you need that momentum to get up the hill.
okay that's all I can think of now, but if you know some other good tips, please put them in the comments!