If you’re anywhere in the Eastern United States, there’s a good likelihood that you’re in the bull’s-eye of a massive winter weather event this weekend that could drop up to two feet or more of snow in some places.
If you’re not, but you’re in an area that receives snow — rest assured, you’re eventually going to get hit, too.
There are plenty of inconveniences during snowstorms, from power outages to school and work closures. However, the biggest inconvenience is easily the condition of the roads.
And yet, there’s always someone who thinks that they’re some sort of Mario Andretti of winter weather, driving faster than they should and slipping and sliding at speeds nobody ought to be traveling through the snow at.
These drivers think that they’re the master of the elements. If you tell them that they’re going too fast, they say that they know how to drive in the snow.
What’s the worst that can happen, they say?
This video from CCTV’s YouTube channel shows a frightening crash on a snow-covered road in China. The crash, which took place last week in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, claimed the life of one of the drivers and seriously injured two more.
Still think it’s so harmless?
I know, I know. Many of us think that we’re better than average at driving through the white stuff. Perhaps we think it’s not as bad as it looks. Maybe we’re expecting our four-wheel drive Subaru to carry us through the storm at a faster rate than other drivers are going.
That’s not how it works, though. If you’re caught in this weekend’s snowstorm, stay off the roads if at all possible. If you must drive, drive as slowly and as carefully as possible.
Stay safe out there, Conservative Tribune readers. The life you save may be your own.
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