TGIF, amirite? This man from Brooklyn knows exactly what I’m talking about. Oh, it’s 5 am and you’re trying to get home? SCREW YOU, says the plow.
As a sidenote, the car dealership where this footage was recorded said that the force of the wall of snow was so strong that it smashed one of their showroom windows. So this man is obviously some sort of oblivious superhero.
This is my friend Sean Cee. He’s a local DJ here in Seattle (and a pretty incredible one to boot) and had a bag of fireworks on the night that the Seahawks won the Super Bowl. Of course, anyone knows that fireworks + drunk people + crowded streets = YOUTUBE GOLD, but also is probably a terrible idea.
I want to say that Sean probably learned his lesson, but let’s be honest here. He didn’t. This will happen again. And I am perfectly okay with that.
A couple people caught an icy crash on I-25 in Colorado Springs. Remember, Colorado sees a lot of snow during the winter, so these driving conditions shouldn’t really be anything new; however, in any sort of weather conditions, if you’re going to drive like an a-hole, chances are bad things will happen.
The real excitement starts around the 1:30 mark, but I feel like watching the whole video is a good life lesson for those of you who are uncertain about how to drive in the snow. Mainly, the lesson being not to do anything you see in this video. I’ll recap it for you:
1. Don’t speed. Don’t go faster than the flow of traffic, because there’s probably a reason they’re all going that slow.
2. Don’t suddenly brake. Slowly push the brakes down if your in an automatic transmission. If you’re in a manual, downshift that baby. But whatever you do, DO NOT SLAM YOUR BRAKES.
3. Don’t slam your accelerator either. Slowly push on it, slowly accelerate, you’ll get where you need to get if you go nice and steady.
4. If your car can’t handle the snow, don’t leave your house. Bald tires? Fuggedaboutit. Defrost doesn’t work? Leave it parked. Alignment totally off? Yeah, stay home. (These are all problems with my car, by the way, which doesn’t ever see a snow day…ever)
That’s all the snow driving advice I have for you. I live in Seattle where we rarely see snow and even I know these things. Don’t let what happened above happen to you.