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Snow Advice
By Kimberly Morton


January 07, 2008
Monday AM

I would like to say sorry to Jessica and the other drivers out there that have real concerns about the snow and the bad behavior that some drivers have towards them. Though it needs to be known that if you are driving a vehicle with children in it that can't pull out from the side of the road, then it is unsafe for you to be on the road. It amazes me that we live in such a small town and that some people without snow tires or four wheel drive decide to drive anyway. They end up getting stuck and causing many more traffic problems than the drivers that are using their "middle finger". With all the accidents that can happen if your car is not able to get around in the snow, then call a friend and let those that are ready and prepared for the snow do the driving. I have ridden with many people that get scared or nervous during snowy conditions and they are usually the ones that are not prepared. This can lead to serious accidents and even death.

I wish we all could have more courtesy on the road and tailgating someone that is going slow is never ok, especially in the snow or ice. Though please do us all a favor and if you have to drive 25 MPH all the way out north and you car is unable to pull over because it might get stuck, then stay at home and don't try to drive a rear wheel vehicle without studs on dangerous corners and roadways. I think the courtesy needs to go both ways.

For safety reasons please pull over if you are feeling like you are being tailgated, don't try and go faster if you are afraid. And if you drive a car that is unsafe in the snow don't get mad at the people that are prepared for the snowy conditions. It is more unsafe to have to swerve around a car that is stuck in the snow, know your car and know your limits as a driver and don't be angry at those that have taken the time to prepare themselves for the winter conditions.

Kimberly Morton
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Student and worker in Ketchikan, AK"

Received January 04, 2008 - Published January 07, 2008


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