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ltbarkley Jan 19, 2007
Slow down, yes, but don't go TOO SLOW. Problems can occur if someone is going 15mph in a 45 and another person is going 30. The main thing is to allow enough space (6 to 8 seconds) and NO SUDDEN MOVEMENTS! Many people lose control when doing something like suddenly changing lanes. This will start a slide you will not recover from. Gradual movements, gradual slowing, gradual acceleration are key.
Fence Straddler Jan 19, 2007
Everyone (even: relocated northerners),
Allow more following distance on wet or inclimate weather days.
Watch out for the driver's in front and around you.
Don't travel in packs.
Stay off the breaks!
Drive MUCH SLOWER than usual.
(More control is in front of your vehicle than in the rear.)
Drive safely and always wear your safety belt!
no screen name Jan 18, 2007
will there be a delay on Friday?
mptypokets Jan 18, 2007
"Local officials" are fooling themselves if they think this latest "test" passed. The events that led to gridlocked roads for hours on January 19, 2005 were not very simular to the events that happened today. The weather on January 19 was a factor, but not as great a factor as the many discourteous drivers that caused the gridlock. Luckily, the winter event today occurred during the early morning hours before we were all at work and at school. You can't compare "apples to oranges!"
Lovinlif Jan 18, 2007
From what I've seen and heard, the road plan went pretty well, but didn't pass with flying colors. Give 'em a couple of runs at it and I'm confident that it will go better.
diamondintherough Jan 18, 2007
I think the roads were in good shape this morning, I am glad that the DOT took precautions last night, there were accidents today, however I think some people simply panic when the roads are slick and they tend to speed up or make spontaneous reactions. Slowwwww down, think before you do and keep your distance, do not Slam on your brakes either. Everyone...be safe
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58