Lake County Motorist

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Lessons learned from Thursday night’s commute

Good think I paid attention during Thursday night’s drive home (which was longer than a flight to Vegas), also known as “It Came from the Sky: 12-Hour Storm Edition”: The commute had much to teach.

For example:

  • Visibility can never be too low.
  • If a car is spinning its wheels after accelerating from a stop, the drivers in the following cars should immediately honk their horns, as the noise will give the offending car an instant boost of traction.
  • If you are bicycling down a busy street in the snow at night, reflective gear is unnecessary as the accumulated snow on your body will ensure motorists can see you.
  • Headlights, schmedlights.
  • A snow plow is not your friend and its passage must be blocked by your vehicle.
  • A Toyota Camry is just a Formula One race car in disguise.
  • The Three R’s Trifecta: Rear-wheel drive cars, road snow, and right turns.

But seriously, thank you to most of the drivers whose space I shared during tonight’s commute. Motorists overall were well-behaved and respected the road conditions. If only those wily snowflakes could be as well-behaved as those drivers.

Filed under: Commuting,

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