Agreed, unless you have to drive your children to school, or work requires your presence or you have a ski holiday booked and the 800 miles between your house and the ski slope in the alps won't drive itself...Alan Chapple wrote: ↑Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 amYep, agree with all of this. If the snow is that bad then I just don't drive, its that simple.SkodaVRS1963 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:22 pmGood point; I've always flinched when having tyres changed, saying a quiet prayer that the rims don't get damaged.
Also a good point, if the road is blocked then even a snowplough isn't going anywhere.
And as above, you can spend a fortune on 4WD vehicle, winter tyres, snow chains etc but you are still likely to be stuck behind or ran into by someone else who hasn't, hence my first point.
Or your child might have a music exam, or an audition or somewhere use they need to be and snow is no excuse.
The beauty of snow chains in my experience is that they are amazing and I have happily driven around lesser equipped cars, usually with my window down explaining to the hapless stranded motorist that snow chains are brilliant. I have to say it is not a way to make friends quickly but it is satisfying I am slightly ashamed to admit.
4x4 is a mixed blessing, it will get you going, but it won't corner or stop any better so drive like you don't have it and enjoy never getting stuck.
As with all technology one must be very careful that as a driver one does not nullify the advantage some technology bestows, so for example:
When you have Winter tyres, drive like you have Summer tyres. That way you have increased safety and the car behind will be able to stop in time because you are driving slowly for them not yourself.
If you have amazing headlights, drive at the same speed you used to, so that you have increased visibility not the same visibility because you are now driving faster in the dark.
Anti-lock brakes? Drive like you have not got them. If it comes on you are driving too fast.