‘Tis Snow Indeed

As Oana posted earlier, Vancouver has had it’s first real dump of the year. The favourite day of the year for young children and, of course, ICBC.

Do the dirvers in Vancouver truly deserve their reputation of being hopeless at driving in the snow, or does it just turn out to be a universal thing that we only hear about being applied to us?

3 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:22 am

    I think Vancouver takes top honours (and why not revel in it?) for being really hopeless on the first snowfall. Everywhere else, there are cases of black ice and traffic slows down for precaution but there’s nary any kind of problem. I am *not* looking forward to the commute to work….

  2. Chuck Brady (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:42 am

    You know I think that if you look at how people drive around here when there is no snow on the ground it is a wonder we dont have more accidence than we do.

    I think it also has to do with our diverse population of people who come from countries that dont really get snow.

    My two cents anyway

  3. Matt (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 10:29 am

    When I was a young driver in Lubbock, Texas, I used to pray for a day when I lived in a place where rain and snow weren’t uncommon, so I could be spared the problem of all the drivers on the street splitting into two camps: the Dead Standstills Party who barely roll along at idling speeds and leave their cars lying around in the way of cross traffic that is unable to stop, and the Damn the Torpedoes Party who continue to barrel down the streets at freeway velocities.

    Multiple moves later, let’s just say that neither the behaviours nor the proportions of them have changed a bit. Maybe there are still some cities where people actually know how to drive in bad weather, but I haven’t found them yet.

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