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JT

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 12:01:01 AM

What is the worst thing that has happened while you were driving on snow or ice?
Injury or fatality
Property damage
Stuck
Skid
No driving problem
I have not driven in snow

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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gassaver1948
Sophomore Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 6:59:09 AM

accident
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LXH18
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 12:09:55 PM

I have not driven in snow, but my friend did and no driving problem when he shift the vehicle into four wheel drive. I was one of his passengers at the time when we went up to Angeles National Forest for the snow.
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saki1234
Rookie Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:06:12 PM

when my family and I were driving on the snow, we were sliding everywhere and got stuck then we couldn't even get out, our car got stuck in the snow big time, so then we have to wait 6hrs to get towed out.
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2WW5
All-Star Author Seattle

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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 3:05:27 AM

skid
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Rainy1
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 6:14:30 PM

Scam cam!
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ggg452
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 4:58:43 PM

Stuck...
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Tink38WI
Rookie Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 8:43:35 PM

December 2,2013, my oldest daughter, younger sister, & I were driving back from New Richmond, WI when the roads were icy in places. I was driving & hit an icy spot & lost control of my car putting it in the ditch, totaling the car, but no one was hurt.
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LLTtype
Rookie Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 3:58:13 PM

There was something wrong with the back end of my car and I was fishtailing all the way home!
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 5:42:41 PM

don't drive in the snow
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Deb53
Rookie Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 12:06:33 AM

lost control going down a hill but didnt hit anything thank goodness.
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icy_toast
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 7:55:34 PM

<--In THAT thing...Got stuck overnight for 7 hours in a ditch 30 feet below the road in MI's desolate western UP in a nasty whiteout blizzard dumping 32" of snow, heading to Duluth from I-75. Doesn't matter what/how you drive, if you can't see (the highway 2' infront of you in a snow squall)!
(No cell service. Only ONE person stopped-a Minnesotan!, but tow never came. I did have a shovel and in 1.5 hrs dug a drive through 4' drifts up back to the road, ready to try it but then the truck died as I was trying to use fuel intermittently. Never again. Luckily I had all my survival gear, sleeping bag, stuff for snowboarding, etc... Plow worker rescued me at 7am-another Minnesotan!. I continued to drive through a daytime blizzard to MN.)

[Edited by: icy_toast at 3/5/2014 7:59:08 PM EST]
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kemorc
Rookie Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 5:47:53 PM

State snowplow driver deliberately cut me off after I yielded to him. I was in the right lane behind him. I moved to the left lane, and seconds from passing, he cut me off (no signal mind you) with me just barely missing him.
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riverrising
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:50:37 PM

drivers slowing down or hardly MOVING on the hiway... grinds my gears,lol,if people don't like to drive in it,best advice I have for them is to stay@home,hide behind the covers,lol
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NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 9:52:37 PM

ə property (vehicular) damage.
a car came into my lane while passing a parked one on an ice-covered street, and neither of us could stop, nor was there anywhere to evade as i had a huge snow drift on my side. we hit left headlight to left headlight, at fairly low speed.
although the police report clearly showed that he was on the wrong side of the road at time of impact, he sued me, but i prevailed.
when one’s vehicle slides on ice, it is a feeling of utter helplessness. one is sitting in a one-tonne-plus toboggan with no idea of where it will end up. ə
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coconh
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 7:39:30 PM

skid
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2WW5
All-Star Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 2:36:50 AM

Someone in a pickup was going too fast on compact snow and hit me in my pickup.
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awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 3:17:31 PM

stuck
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logybe
Sophomore Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 3:09:36 PM

For those that haven't, it could happen to anyone when hit the right one.
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logybe
Sophomore Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 3:08:14 PM

Hit an ice patch and did a 360. Vehicle stopped just short of the ditch. Whew. Thank GOD.
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crayolagirl61
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 6:44:21 PM

nothing. Last night had to drive in white-out conditions. It's like driving blind. Not much fun but got home save.
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sethguthrie
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 2:43:47 PM

nothing i can drive in the snow
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appleNY
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 4:35:50 PM

Skid
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Samsplace5022
Rookie Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 8:55:47 AM

I skidded through a wooden bridge rail.
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EasyMPG
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 4:17:05 PM

I've skidded a time or two, but there were never any other vehicles around. But I've seen a few cars doing spins right in front of me.
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TFzoom
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 12:51:01 AM

My worst experience was very minor scratches to front bumper. 1997 Buick LeSabre, scratches so minor; they were there 10 years later when I gave the vehicle to my son
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P_I_STONE
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 11:53:01 PM

Skid
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59glide
Champion Author New Haven

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 11:43:48 PM

The car in front of me stopped short I stopped then could not get traction . A pickup behind me gives a unwanted push and dented my tailgate.
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AlTraveler
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 7:38:31 PM

Black ice skid
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 6:32:17 PM

Stuck!!
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ReadyWriter
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 5:48:08 PM

Twice in my memory I have done a pretty scary skid. One time I think it was nearly a U-turn. The next time I was all over and thought for sure I was going to hit a guardrail.
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ybegood
All-Star Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 5:05:42 PM

I slid on black ice in a curve on a rural road. And went through someone's front yard and into a creek. As I was climbing up the embankment after climbing out of my car, a EMT van....slid on same black ice and came spinning at me! I was gonna be killed by an EMT!!! Sigh....lol. It spun a full 480 and landed on the edge of the creek. They loaded me in and I was stuck in neck and back brace AFTER climbing up hillside...lol but my chin was all busted open from hitting steering wheel, so I needed stitches anyway. It sounds make believe but it happened. It would make a good story in novel...lol
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SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:55:40 PM

I've been temporarily stuck a few times.
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thejoker56
Sophomore Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 3:50:09 PM

Stuck in a snow drift. Low sitting car.
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Bill8177
All-Star Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 3:43:42 PM

Sounds cold, I don't want any part in this.
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zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 3:11:46 PM

Skid
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 12:16:57 PM

snow........
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theocean
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 12:09:53 PM

no problem
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ConeyBeach
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 12:03:47 PM

None
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MrBally
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 11:35:55 AM

If you cut your arm or break your wrist (injury) in an accident but also rupture a gas line going to a meter on the exterior of a building that takes out a city block (See: Essex, Ontario explosion) which is property damage; What is considered "worse" by the Gas Buddy authorities?
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jorjab
Veteran Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:24:47 AM

sonmeone slid out of a parking lot into my car causing damage.
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keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 9:54:07 AM

skid
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cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 8:19:31 AM

No property damage
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cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 8:19:05 AM

Not much sliding
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michael562
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 8:00:53 AM

slid
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Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 7:33:30 AM

Slid on the ice.
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Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 6:31:36 AM

Skid, no damage.
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Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 6:23:24 AM

Skidding
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:25:47 AM

no problems
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tnikodem
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 2:33:03 AM

The city plows the north/south streets.
The city plows the east/west streets.

After those are done the city plows the northwest/southeast and the northeast/southwest streets.

Guess who lives on a northwest/southeast street.
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SnagaDeal
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 1:15:52 AM

Skid
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