Join Date: Aug 2008
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Absolutely. I was merely stating how glad I am to have 4motion, my Jetta was just terrible. Although I am a Masshole driver (I guess that's what they call us in other states), I drive fairly safely.
Just two weekends ago, a bunch of friends and I were heading out to one of our friend's cabin next to a lake during a snow storm up in Maine. I drove the Treg, one of my friends took his Jeep and another had a 4Runner. The roads were bad and the Cabin was off on a dirt road about 4 miles from a main road. The 4Runner behind me lost control and flipped over on the side of the road, where there was about a four foot drop and boulders...The driver was shot through his side window, the passenger next to him ended up in the back seat and everyone else was just tossed around. It looked terrible, the car just totaled. Luckily no one was hurt...actually miraculously. The roof on the driver's side had been crushed down to the steering wheel, so had he worn his seat belt and not been thrown out the car's window, he would have died. Everyone walked away with just a few cuts and scratches. Later we found out that he was fishtailing like an idiot...
Another snow related incident, last friday when we first had snow around here, I was driving to work around 5:30 when the driving conditions were pretty terrible. People in cars and Suvs were sticking at about 25-35 miles an hour. Safely cruising to avoid any stupid accidents. Ofcourse you have your larger trucks and Suv's who think they are king of the road (the ones who give us that bad masshole reputation) doing about 65-70. At one point of the high way there was a car that had spun out on the left two lanes...so ofcourse those large trucks and suv's were slamming there brakes trying to get to the right as fast as possible. I had to slam my brakes and went sliding about 5 car lengths thinking I was definitely gonna get into some terrible accident. Luckily I was alright. (tires are brakes are a bit worn out if you were wondering why I slid so much)
But it takes events like this to make you mature as a driver. I myself never really dick around like this; and now that things like these have been experienced, I have less of an urge to step on the gas and do something stupid.
It's very peaceful I find driving in the snow around here. Just pop in a nice cd to listen to and cruise through the beautiful scenery.