We’ve been busy today. It’s 2:30 p.m. and we’ve driven up to the Twin Cities and back already. The metro area of Minneapolis – St. Paul is two and a half hours away from where we live if you drive one way. You do the math – that’s five hours on the road. We dropped my sister-in-law and our oldest son off at the airport. They were off on a trip of their own. Our trip included a stop at our youngest son’s apartment in St. Paul to drop something off and another stop at Cossetta’s Italian Market for some real Italian semolina flour for making pasta. We also bought some chocolate Pizzelles.
As we headed out of the city, the weather changed. The snow that was forecast started to fall. By the time we got to Rochester, Minnesota, and stopped at the famous Five Guys for lunch, it was snowing heavily.
The simple fact is that people drive too fast when the weather is poor. More than the poor conditions are the poor driving decisions that seem to increase or be more noticeable when the weather deteriorates. Once again, we noticed problems with speeding and problems with merging. Trucks blazed past us, kicking up snow on the road to combine that which was flying through the air. Large tractor-trailers disregarded smaller vehicles seeming to push us aside when they drove past us.
Why is it that something so simple like slowing down is so often simply not done when it snows?
Slow down. Save lives. Simple.
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