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  • dk12 Jan 18, 6:14 p.m.

    why do people blame DOT!!
    DOT did cause the weather...it happens...
    DOT tries to make the roads safer..but can they always..NO!!
    being safe on the road is UP TO THE DRIVER!! ALWAYS!!ALL CONDITIONS!!

    do people not know the basics of driving on ICE!!
    1. don't use the brakes..you go ballistic..look it up..no control
    2. increase following distance..think 10times normal..if you can see the plate of the car in front of you YOU'RE TOO CLOSE!! no I'm not talking about being able to read the plate..just seeing it..
    3. if you don't think you can handle driving on ICE!! STAY HOME! 4. TURN OFF THE RADIO/PHONE/DVD PLAYER...ever notice the tire noise changes between wet road and ice roads..it does..just listen..but to listen you have to turn off everything in the car..

    giving the rain and the temps..ice was going to happen..anywhere..no DOT could not stop or prevent all the ice.. if you think it might be ice, DRIVE LIKE IT IS..no suddend changes..NONE..stop/turn/go..NOTHING SUDDEN..nice and easy

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 18, 9:56 a.m.

    "Weather like this morning wouldn't have prompted a delay, black ice is a common occurence. The roads are salted/sanded and life goes on."

    yep, other than a warning to drivers about slick conditions it wouldn't even make the news.

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 18, 9:54 a.m.

    The responsibility rest with the driver to operate the ve-hikle according to the road/weather conditions, If your I-phone is reporting 70' and sunny but you are experiencing snow and ice, adjust accordingly...

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 18, 9:54 a.m.

    "1) 4 wheel drive doesn't equal stoping faster"

    yep. We left the 4x4 truck in the drive way and used my wife's TL with ABS and traction control. We weren't plowing through 6 inches of snow out there. Stopping is more important than going in conditions like this morning.

  • Red Green Jan 18, 9:42 a.m.

    "I'm sue schools "up north" are closed/delayed for ice, much different than snow" worldclasscoach

    Weather like this morning wouldn't have prompted a delay, black ice is a common occurence. The roads are salted/sanded and life goes on.

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 18, 9:40 a.m.

    I'm from the midwest their are three things people need to know when driving here. 1) 4 wheel drive doesn't equal stoping faster, just because you go with little sliding stoping is the same. 2) people from the area are not use to snow they are dangerous because they are not experienced driving in it. 3) just becaause you are from some place and grew up driving in snow realize they don't have the same removal and treatment as they do in the midwest of north east. So just because we can drive well in a lot worst back their here they don't have the means to make the roads as safe as fast. Leason slow down

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 18, 9:36 a.m.

    "There are serious accidents on 40 E and W between CH and Raleigh. Car on it's back and on fire on 40 W near RTP, and two multiple car accidents on 40 E in Durham, one with people trapped in the car. Most of them over bridges."

    odd I drove from Chapel Hill past RTP at 7 am and didn't one accident or feel a slick spot. But want looking for slick spots either as most of the vehicles were traveling as slow or slower than the speed limit except for a couple yaohs which I guess made it at least to Raleigh apparently.

  • Red Green Jan 18, 9:33 a.m.

    "And schools only on a delay? You must be kidding, crazy & dangerous!" worldclasscoach

    The horror, the horror.... please

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 18, 9:30 a.m.

    Yep, Obvious icy conditions and many people still exceeding the speed limit by 10 - 20 mph's, These aren't accidents, these wrecks are a direct result of carelessness and incompetence combined with a blatant disregard for the law and the safety of other divers,, If you are in the ditches today, you deserve it,,,

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 18, 9:29 a.m.

    yea, get those dangerous drunk drivers off the road. Oh wait just the normal commute in the morning around here. Then add snow on the grass and a wet road watch out!

  • Scubagirl Jan 18, 9:28 a.m.

    physics apply

  • offthegrid7165 Jan 18, 9:25 a.m.

    Just the same ol bozos who don't have enough sense to slow down and be careful...

  • Holy Carp. Jan 18, 9:24 a.m.

    440 at Wake Forest road wasn't so fine, zincigar. Bridges and overpasses were still slick at the moring commute. People think just because there are wet spots on the road that everything else wet looking is water. Slow down, don't tailgate and keep yer foot off the breaks.

  • Nancy Jan 18, 9:16 a.m.

    Roads are slick, drivers are treacherous.

  • country4ever Jan 18, 9:03 a.m.

    And schools only on a delay? You must be kidding, crazy & dangerous!

    Bwahahaha...should they close the entire day? Sun is up, everything is fine...calm down.

  • chichimama Jan 18, 8:59 a.m.

    There are serious accidents on 40 E and W between CH and Raleigh. Car on it's back and on fire on 40 W near RTP, and two multiple car accidents on 40 E in Durham, one with people trapped in the car. Most of them over bridges.

  • RandomCitizen Jan 18, 8:57 a.m.

    Much to do about nothing!

  • kikinc Jan 18, 8:57 a.m.

    The roads were a bit slick, but if you slow down and don't tailgate, you'll be fine.

  • zencigar Jan 18, 8:54 a.m.

    the most dangerous thing about the commute was the commuters. regardless of the weather that is always the case. the roads were just fine.

  • worldclasscoach Jan 18, 8:53 a.m.

    I'm sue schools "up north" are closed/delayed for ice, much different than snow

  • jcd241959 Jan 18, 8:51 a.m.

    People in Raleigh cannot drive when the roads are dry!

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 18, 8:41 a.m.

    "And schools only on a delay? You must be kidding, crazy & dangerous!"

    Really? Don't move up north.

  • worldclasscoach Jan 18, 8:28 a.m.

    And schools only on a delay? You must be kidding, crazy & dangerous!

  • eoms Jan 18, 8:20 a.m.

    The sunglare on I40-E made it even more fun!

  • northatlanticstorm2 Jan 18, 8:09 a.m.

    It wasn't just bridges and overpasses, Davis Drive in Wake county was icy in many spots.

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