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Australians seeing snow and freaking out

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Australians seeing snow and freaking out

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Loner Report This Comment
Date: August 11, 2019 11:57AM

The same thing happens in the USA anytime it snows South of the 40 (maybe 35) degree latitude.
I wonder if anyone in driver education has thought of using a snow machine in an indoor facility so that people could get a feel for this. It's probably cost prohibitive. I always use the 1st snow to have a good skid so that all the winter reflexes kick in.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2019 11:58AM by Loner.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: August 11, 2019 09:20PM

Yeah, I've only ever driven in snow a single time, and that was when I was living in the UK. It's extremely rare for it to reach the ground outside of the mountains here, and if it does it usually melts as soon as it touches the road. Buildup is non-existent below ~500m usually.

It's been a cold week here, but still with daytime averages of around 12C.

I think it'd be fun to do a snow/ice driving course. The time I did drive in it in the UK was horrible, I had a 600bhp Supra and effectively racing slicks, there was almost no tread at all in those tyres.
Loner Report This Comment
Date: August 12, 2019 04:32AM

Tires are a big deal! I guess it's down to the TV weatherman to joggle people's mindset, if anyone even watches anymore.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2019 04:34AM by Loner.
Zomzoms Report This Comment
Date: August 12, 2019 06:11PM

Here in the UK...just a dusting of snow and the country comes to a standstill...!!
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: August 12, 2019 07:37PM

I don't know about where you all live but here in the USA there are A LOT of people that shouldn't be driving period, let alone on snow..
I grew up in Minnesota and love driving on snow...
Loner Report This Comment
Date: August 12, 2019 08:05PM

Northern Illinois. We get it all; hot, cold, snow, tornados (well, most are South of 42 degrees North which is the WHY for Northern Illinois). It's surprising how far North in the States it gets really hot. But we're talking high 90's(sorry rest of the world, Fahrenheit), although it can exceed that. After all, it ain't Phoenix. IMO, snow is simply a time waster. That's what I don't like. But in this area, a couple drops of rain clearly shows who the morons are.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2019 08:15PM by Loner.