Originally Posted by Todd3.6
If we get the projected snowfall, I'll work from home. Just not worth the risk with so many idiots out there with bad tires and distracted driving.
Though it's a shame, I enjoy driving in snow storms.
Unfortunately, I work with equipment I can't duplicate at home, so I have to go in no matter what.
I don't mind driving in the snow, though - been doing it for 25 years and haven't caused any incidents since my first years as a punk kid when I slid into a ditch driving down the mountain where the first TV station I worked at was located.
The issue I have is with other people being careless. A few years ago I had a 16 year old girl hang a left in front of my previous truck in icy conditions. I nearly avoided her, but she still tagged me and I landed in a snow bank when I ditched to avoid her and another vehicle that almost hit her. Had I not stayed cool and actually avoided the brakes, I would have T-Boned her and probably injured her young passenger that was illegally in the car with her (no non-adult passengers allowed with new drivers in CT).
However, the worst thing about this type of weather is all the people who put off replacing their nearly bald tires until after the first storm. They're all slipping and sliding around everywhere and spinning their wheels trying to get up hills. My favorite is seeing all the tuner cars full of 1000's in stereo equipment and body mods, but the driver can't afford new rubber. So, the kids spin their wheels on the hill near my place because they have no traction to climb up it.
I am loving the paddle shifters. It's nice barely even having to touch the brakes coming down slippery hills where I have to stop at the bottom. My last truck was a manual tranny and I did the same thing. I actually like this better because I don't have to engage a clutch, causing me to remove and add engine power in the process. I just bump it down gear by gear and only add a bit of brakes to help it along.