You can invert those reactions for the election results
In the South, when we have snow or sleet or whatever, our streets are almost always start above freezing. As the snow continues, it melts on those streets until they drop below freezing. Then they glaze over while the snow continues. So even just a little snow will result in streets that are solid sheets of ice. Our local governments budget little for sand, salt or plows that are only needed once every three to five years, so they cannot adequately respond to a major event. Add to that drivers with no snow tires, no chains and little experience driving on ice and snow and you have a recipe for disaster. True Southeners stay home while our Yankee transplants are driving themselves into ditches and other cars while they exclaim "WTF! It's only a little snow!"
@OhWell, My Uncle moved from Ohio to Texas and brought his 4 wheel drive car with him. He said everyone laughed at it until they got an inch of snow and he was the only one that didn't drive it into a ditch
The north deals with 20x that
See it melts almost instantly into slush and slurry and then about an hour later you have a inch of pure ice
That doesn't go away till spring
Drive properly and you won't have problems
If I can deal with pure ice and slush on summer sport tires during the winter with 8 inches of snow
The south Can handle less than a inch perfectly fine
Oh and btw this is my first time driving during the winter
No excuse for people to not be able to drive in lesser conditions
@TriangleTesticles, that's driver error
4wd has nothing to do with grip
A set of snow tires does much more than having 4wd
Proven many times and I can link you if you'd like
Only thing 4wd does is help you start
@OhWell, dude I lived in the north for many years and now the south, the process is the same in the north. You don't need snow tires for a few inches, ice is common sense in freezing temperatures and 99% of the people do not have special equipment in the north. Just drive slow and use common sense. It is hilarious watching people on Georgia in a half inch of snow.
@carguy25, the thing is though, if you are from there and have witnessed it numerous times throughout your life then that is another situation entirely, but if you are completely new at it all together the good for you I applause your skill. Me bring from Mississippi have zero talent in driving on ice of any kind and until I get a 4 wheel drive vehicle I don't plan to be able to bc it's not an acquired skill here. That's actually the reason I bought my four wheeler, I got it the summer after it froze over in the south for 2 or 3 weeks a few years back.
But it's not hard to adapt to new wether
Any decent driver should be able to
4wd is nice
But snow tires are even nicer
If not all seasons
@OhWell, whereas southern californians are still puzzles by this substance you call "snow"
@carguy25, yeah I agree. It just takes longer for those who rarely experience that type of thing. And yeah I've got all terrain tires on my truck and they have served me good since I've had them!
But when the north gets a hurricane or 90 degree summers.....
@Reality Checker, right? Nobody here(I'm in Florida) was worried about those hurricanes but the people from up north
@Reality Checker, lol @ 90 degree summers being scary. MN is known for the heat as well as the cold
Its because were not adapted to all of that crap...the north is they are prepared...
@Datsatoilet, you'd be surprised how many people up here are not prepared. First few weeks of snow there are a ton of accidents
@Datsatoilet, Actually it's because most areas down south aren't built to handle even light snow. So the panic is mainly due to the fact that light snow can actually cause hundreds of thousands of dollar in damages that our taxes will have to fix.
@Datsatoilet, can co firm, and from Canada and I like to sit naked in the snow, it's refreshing
@Insane Potato, so speaking of snow...you would literally stick your djck in it?
@ThatGuyx79, it's not hard to drive in light snow
Literally the same as driving during a decent rain
@carguy25, it's not driving, it's the fact that in some areas when it snows, like Houston TX, all of the piping isn't designed to handle the freezing temperatures, which significantly increases when you basically have a blanket of ice along with the temperature . So if they bust the city will have to rip apart the roads to fix them.
@ThatGuyx79, if it's buried more than 3 feet under you shouldn't have to worry unless it's below freezing for multiple days
IS NOBODY GOING TO ADDRESS THAT you're an așshole if you drive with snow on top of your car? If you're "too short" to clean off the top of your car (as someone I know used as a legitimate excuse) then consider getting a lower car. Its dangerous for your fellow driver.
I can vouch for the south.
Atticus! The worlds endin'
Last time I was saw a picture like this, you swiped instead of scrolled on this app.
I have, yes
@TigerDuke, Jamal wannabe
Well snowfall in the South is like a NCAA Football Championship up North. It rarely happens but when it does every kind of goes nutty
If you live south of the wall, your a southerner
I think that picture for the south is my street!
@MeddlingKid, never mind. Other than the curb that is my street though. There are a lot of developments down here with the same model so that looks exactly like my street, but we dont have a curb.