It's really hard for me to comprehend, almost mind boggling.
First off, a little bit of my back ground.
There was a time in my life, where I had to move some really big refrigerated trailers from a back 40 field, to some loading docks. Was a good job, me being new to driving large trucks, it was my first really big chance at working for a company, that had at that time, a benefit package and a sight full future for myself. Anyhow, long story short, winter came, and that route that I took, turned into a sheet of ice, well more like a skating rink! So after a really good go at it, I finally gave in and called the big boss, I told him I needed some chains for the tires on the truck. (sounded like that was the best plan of action at the time), his response was sweet and short, "its about time you learned how to drive on ice, now get back in the truck, shut up and drive it"!
Most people at that point would have quit, and many did before me, the longest anyone lasted at my new job, was six weeks. So hoping to set a new record, I shut up, and learned to drive a truck pulling 48 and 53 foot trailers on ice. The experience I gained with my new mind set of not giving up, using patience to my advantage, is probably one of the greatest things I ever learned.
Today, it snowed, just like it did or has, every where else in Canada!
The pathetic lack of experience, the shear panic, the news media on the radio, the news media on the T.V., the cars smashed to pieces, the "Oh my car doesn't have winter tires".... it was? I really don't know what to say or more like how to say it.
The rules are the same really, well, to a certain degree, first off, brakes usually turn your skate board into a toboggan, any brake application should be thought about carefully before making it, cause your brake application can affect the 200 motorists behind you in the fast lane hoping that the dip shit doing 70 in the left lane will finally move to the right or just drive off the road.
We are Canadians, get used to it!
I'm not one to just sit still and keep my mouth shut, if there is a question that you need answered on how to drive on ice with four wheels, whether it be turning corners to foot feed, to stopping on ice with a rear wheel or front wheel vehicle, now would be a good time to ask.
Remember, we are Canadians, we help each other when the going gets tough, and we all know about the tough and how they can get going.
Cause honestly, I think everyone in B.C. is actually a really good driver, and I honestly, and really think we can make this work. Cause the rest of Canada is laughing at us right now!