Those who cannot drive in the snow!

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  1. Santa Swami

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    Today has seen our first snowfall of winter and once again it brings out the drivers in their droves who simply cannot master the basics of winter driving, not judging their distance, driving far too fast amongst the main things.

    Long overdue for the driving test here to be overhauled, you should only get passed if you have driven competently in all conditions.

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  2. Grant Jennings

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    I love the drivers who leave snow on their rooftops; the snow often partially melts only to refreeze into a block of ice that flies off of their car into your path.
     
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    I mean snow isn't really that common here. So I don't know what way you'd have to wrangle the driving test to an all weather conditions test? Maybe fly you out to universal studios and have them fake all seasons in one afternoon while you drive around in a lap.
     
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    Back when I lived in Louisiana, on a rare day when there was snow (in their minds--actual weather: flakes) and roads got a bit icy, a police car on the bridge crushed on another car.
     
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    When it snows here, the main warnings given out are that you do not drive in the snow and only go out if absolutely necessary.

    To think of someone actually taking a driving exam in the snow is just ridiculous.
     
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    I HATE driving in heavy snow. It really scares me. I think it is illegal or you can get points over here if you don't clear your car of snow properly. If you brake and it covers your windscreen or goes into the path of someone else - that's bad.
     
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    The thing with some drivers is they apparently think you should drive exactly the same in snow as you do on dry pavement; same speed, same following distance, etc. They don’t think they should adjust their driving habits. Sometimes I’ll be driving in snow, and somebody will blow around me like it’s an 80 degree, sunshiny day.

    Taking a test in snow would’ve ridiculous. I think it just takes a little common sense.
     

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