What Do People Not Understand About Clearing Snow Off Their Cars?
My drive to work today was a bit of a nail-biter. And no, it wasn't because of snowy or icy roads. It wasn't because of an accident, construction, or backed up traffic. It was because of the people who still don't understand the concept of clearing all of the snow off of their cars.
Being behind one of these vehicles, you'd think that it was snowing all over again, as snow comes cascading off of the vehicle, directly into your line of sight.
If a chunk of frozen precipitation comes careening off the vehicle at 70 miles per hour (sorry, I mean 55, of course everyone on the Parkway goes the speed limit), well, forget about your windshield.
And if you've followed this blog, you'll understand why I say that my drive was a nail-biter. My track record with things coming toward my windshield at high speed hasn't exactly been pristine lately.
And here's the thing - sure, the passion behind this article is because of my strong opinion, but it's the law, people! It's not just a friendly suggestion.
In my drive from the office to just grab lunch, I saw plenty of examples. Since I was driving, I could only safely take a few photos:
It's at the point where I really don't know what else we can do.
We can talk about it on the air and write articles all day long. We can ask people to share, tell their friends, and re-post. But much like our friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) reminders to stay out of the left lane unless you're passing, it's most likely preaching to the converted.
The people who get it, the people who are considerate of others, aren't the ones who need to get this message, anyway..
Have you seen a lot of cars since yesterday's storm still covered in snow? Feel free to vent in the comments section!
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