Because of the "rain", it took me two hours to commute 18 miles. Do people in your area shut down your freeways (highways) by not knowing how to drive in bad weather?
It's hilarious when a big rain storm hits Phoenix. News crews are out covering the rain! It's a big event! :)
Yes. We're used to driving in at least a bit of snow, but most people who live in the DC area are not from here. Most people are from other regions of the country or other countries entirely. Many panic in the snow or ice.
I don't know how all those AZ votes are 'no'. The freeway drops 10mph instantaneously upon 4 raindrops hitting a windshield. It worsens exponentially as the weather worsens.
Ugh I feel ya i5 was a joke today.
I avoided 5 and took 99. Bad idea but there was really no way to escape it.
Yeah my phone rerouted me up 80 luckily so I avoided the majority of it. it took my coworker over an hour and she took 5. I started to wait in line for access but opted against it.
Up here, sometimes Mother Nature just wins by a "knockout"!
Oregon coast! No way. Now if we ever get snow that's a different story.
When it rains, snows, hurricane, volcanoes: it really doesn't matter. We just drive faster.
Us New Yorkers, we got places to be.
Not in Staten Island ;)
You got that right! Now get out of my way.
I have an older Ford F-350 diesel I drive in the snow. Everyone better get out of my way. That thing has too much weight to stop easily. I'm in the mid-Hudson valley and I commute to Connecticut
Dodge Ram 1500 magnum V8
Not unless it truly is a complete shit storm outside nope, the first snow is typically pretty bad but after that it's good
Also when it gets darker earlier. You would think they are driving in a foreign country.
So all the New Jersey driver jokes are accurate? I knew it.
Not down here, unless it's REALLY pouring. Back in CT though, people were such scaredycats. Any type of precip and it was brake city.
Yes, NJ is filled with poor drivers.
I thought I saw you on the road.
;) yes and please stop flipping the bird at me.
The first rain after a dry period is actually dangerous. The roads haven't been washed clean for awhile, when they first become moist it's surprisingly greasy.
Plus some of the road surfaces are more unsuited to the wet than others.
It's ridiculous. We'll go all summer without a drop of rain, as is normal here, then in October it will drizzle and every other car heads for the ditch. Two days of rain and we're used to it again. In April we have crashes because of "sun glare".
I was in Buffalo NY one year in a snow storm. They never noticed!
Us easterners don't know how to drive in a drought. We're even!
Yes.....rain or snow people drive like Sunday drivers 30 minute drive turns into 2 hours
Effing California drivers....
They are the worst.
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Today was are first snow day. Also known as "I've forgotten how to drive" day.
Thank God we dont get snow. The city would shut down completely.
And it completely baffles me bc it happens every effing year! The sky isn't falling...
I know right. It's like people completely lose their senses.
It took some people over 2 hours to travel 10-20 miles to get to my college because we got a couple inches of snow. Lots of crashes already here. I can't believe it.
The sky is falling momma
Yes. San Diego is better than LA so far though!
You get the occasional jackass. But for the most part, most people are pretty good at driving in snow around here. You have to be.
Luckily the people here are use to rain and maintain a fair speed through it.
Rain yes....but a million people living around Portland freaked out about a drop of snow today.
Haha.. really? I missed the snow!
I don't think it's much of an issue here, but in Cincinnati it certainly was. Even as a pedestrian I had to be more alert because of drivers doing more stupid things than usual.
Yes and it's very aggravating. Sorry about your commute.