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#20675 of 22403 Re: . [xrunner2]
Nov 06, 2012 (9:30 am)
That was 2 days after the event. There was about 10" at my place - a once in a decade event for those parts, a dusting for much of the country. Snow removal is second world in the Seattle area, so unless you live on the same street as the mayor, you're probably out of luck. Many areas simply don't have plows or snow chemicals/salt.
Other countries have similar tire rules. I'd only hope that tire rule wouldn't give false confidence, like what seems to impact trucks and SUVs after the first snow. Keeps tow companies in business.
Nov 06, 2012 (9:59 am)
I'm driving to Port Huron tomorrow and plan to take the FWD van with older all-seasons on it. But we're watching the weather and could switch to the Subaru in the morning and take advantage of the newer Nokians on it.
Probably just take my chances in the van; it's more comfortable, and I'll have some warm stuff and snacks. And a shovel. And towing insurance.
#20677 of 22403 Saw a real winner today...
Nov 06, 2012 (10:42 am)
when I went to the bank at lunch. First, after I got out of the truck and walked across the parking lot to the bank, I heard someone off in the distance getting impatient with the horn, out on the street. I could see two cars stopped on the road, with the lead car looking like it was trying to make a left turn, and a black Dodge Ram behind them, which suddenly jerked off and into the parking lot.
Then, I saw it come up one of the aisles in the distance, at a speed a bit unreasonable for a parking lot. It had to stop at a stop sign and wait for cross traffic, as a car made a left turn in front of it. Then, I saw it coming up fast, gaining on that car. By this time I was at the bank, and as I went in, I saw the truck drive past the front.
It totally left my mind, and then while I waited for the ATM inside, a man came in behind me, 30-something, with a cane. Then, after about a minute, a security guard popped his head in and said "There's a car behind you that can't get out, so you're going to have to move". I turned around, to see he was talking to the guy with the cane. That guy ended up walking out the door. I popped my head out the door out of curiosity, and was a bit shocked at what I saw.
This guy had actually driven his black Dodge Ram through one of the three drive-in lanes, parked at the end of it, and got out! This was the lane for the drive-up ATM, and the car behind him couldn't manuever around him.
I'd love to know just what the heck was going through this guy's mind?! He did have a look on his face, like he had a chip on his shoulder and was mad at the world. He ended up parking in one of the handicap spots which was right out in front of the bank...actually a few steps CLOSER than where he had parked, blocking the drive-through lane.
Oh, and in the time he had to go and move his truck, someone else got in line behind me, so he had to wait even longer.
#20678 of 22403 Re: . [xrunner2]
Nov 06, 2012 (10:44 am)
If they legislate winter tires in PA, I would rather stay a lawbreaker. We don't need them here more than 4-5 days a year.
As concerns "inconsiderates", who actually hold traffic here in a smallest rain or snow, they typically are the moms (and the pops) in huge AWD vehicles with all kinds of winter tires and stuff, who are scared to death of the rain, of the snow, of the road, of driving in general, and just of living their life, and that is why they got all their SUVs, AWDs and tires in the first place.
#20679 of 22403 Re: Saw a real winner today... [andre1969]
Nov 06, 2012 (10:57 am)
A woman who was caught on video driving along a sidewalk to avoid a stopped school bus has been ordered to wear an 'idiot' sign at the intersection where it happened.
Shena Hardin, 32, of Cleveland pleaded guilty to not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered her driver's license suspended for 30 days and for her to pay $250 in court costs, according to WJW Fox 8.
Shena Hardin (Photo courtesy of WJW Fox 8 Cleveland)
As part of the sentence, Hardin must also must wear a sign that reads, "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus" for an hour a day for two days next week at the intersection where the incident occurred, according to Fox 8.
Hardin was arrested on Sept. 11 after a veteran school bus driver Uriah Herron noticed Hardin pull her driving stunt several times and recorded one incident on his cell phone camera.
"We had a very conscientious driver for 30 years. He really cares about his children and he took the extra step that this doesn't happen again," said Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus manager Eric Taylor told newsnet5.com.
What's the connection between these two drivers?
#20680 of 22403 Re: Saw a real winner today... [euphonium]
Nov 06, 2012 (11:04 am)
Yeah, I think I saw that on one of those "caught on camera" shows...pretty shocking!
I'll never forget when I was in 4th grade, our bus actually stopped along route 301, a major highway in Southern MD. One afternoon, just as a girl was about to get off the bus, a little red car went tearing past on the shoulder. That was a close call!
#20681 of 22403 Re: Saw a real winner today... [andre1969]
Nov 06, 2012 (11:19 am)
Saw that on TV and my jaw dropped.
And the funny thing was they tried to defend the act at first.
Wearing the sign is a suitable punishment, she should have to wear it any time she's driving.
Nov 07, 2012 (11:08 am)
Saw my first phone yapper today, after virtually a week in a place where driving is serious business. Middle aged suited sycophant demographic, newer SLK, could have been at home.
#20683 of 22403 Re: Saw a real winner today... [ateixeira]
Nov 07, 2012 (6:56 pm)
actually, just permanently revoke her drivers license. And if caught driving, throw her in jail.