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Winter Driving 101

So I'm driving home from my grandmother's house after picking up my mom. It's great Chicago winter weather, which means heavy wet snow. It also means the plows have not made their rounds quite yet, even on Main St.

So as I'm attempting to slow down and turn onto my street I ask my car:
"Car, do you think we can slow down or stop and make this turn?"
My car says, "No, Kevin, I can't let you do that." And we slide on past the turn.
"How about here into this parking lot?"
"Not gonna happen."
"This next side street?"
"hmm...OK."

So I made a U-turn and crept back to my street without registering any speed on the speedometer.

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yea its been one of those winters... I slid all the way through a red light the other day (luckily there weren't any cars around)
velcrofish
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
And ^that is me!
never2muchmusic
Dec. 17th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I had to drive up to DeKalb yesterday, and let's just say it wasn't fun. Fish-tailing on 5mph turns--woohoo! But I survived, as did my car.
humanwars
Dec. 20th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
And that is why I am terrified of ever driving in Chicago, heh.
Hi, I'm dixy.
Mind if I add you as a friend?
active_axon
Dec. 21st, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
Hi dixy, nice to meet you. I'm Kevin.
Of course I don't mind, as long as you don't mind if I do the same.

And yeah, generally speaking, public transit's the way to go when getting around Chicago. Big city winter driving is no fun at all, unless you're into demolition derby or something.
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