Dear Drivers In The Snow, Please Slow Down
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Dear Drivers In The Snow, Please Slow Down

Don't be stupid while driving.

Dear Drivers In The Snow, Please Slow Down

Drivers in the snow. Ok, so I know that any and I mean ANY weather trouble can be dangerous. But, do you know what is even more dangerous? People who do not know how to drive in these conditions. That's right, I said it. If you do not know how to drive in in anything that is remotely close to being wet, you are MORE dangerous than the weather itself.

Now, before people start going off, let me just tell you that I am still considered a "new" driver. This meaning that I didn't get my license until I was 19 (I'm now 21). You're probably saying right now, "Oh you're only 21, you drive reckless anyway and you think that you know everything about everything."

Well, you're 60% right. I do think I know a lot, not necessarily "everything", but a decent amount; and I do know that I can have a lead foot. But, I also know that I have not been in ay accident and that I also have not received a ticket, well except the ones that I get for parking in faculty spots on campus, but that's because the commuter lot is really faaaaaaaar from my classes and it's cold out.

Anyways, when driving in horrible weather conditions, you SHOULD be driving at a reduced speed. I get that. BUT, if it is just flurrying or just sprinkling, there is no excuse as to why we are going 25 mph in a 55mph zone. Or, why I'm willing to drive faster in my car, which is a small Chevy Sonic, that only has all-wheel drive, and you in your SUV that has front-wheel drive is driving much slower. Also, if the roads are not good and you do have fwd, but decide to be dumb about you drive and brake check me, yes, BRAKE CHECK ME, I will ride your bumper even more because you are being dangerous and because your ego is getting in the way of my safety.

I know that going out in the snow is not always an option. People still have to go to work, kids still have to go to school, and people just have to live their lives. Please, when going out in the snow, be aware. There have been a few times that I have slid or that the back end of my car has given out on me, but I don't panic. I continue on because that is life. I know that I can get hurt and I accept that; what I don't accept is that fear that causes people to not drive properly.

Don't let that fear hinder how you drive as a person. As a matter of fact, don't let that fear hinder you as a person. Be cautious of the weather conditions, but don't let that cause you to be dangerous to other drivers.

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