reply to post by Snarf79
The only thing that needs changes are the media and the govermental bodies that are often so far detached from real life they dont even know
whats going on in the streets, let alone handle some snow and a lot of the general public that just behave like loons in a bit of bad
Oh they know very well what's going on, they just sit down with a cup of tea and sit their flicking through the television channel's ffull of joy
and laughter, whilst the rest of the country has been left abandoned and still. For their own entertainmnet and profit to overfill their greedy
pocket's. Why are you getting mad, your just falling into the trap like the rest of those that get frustrated over government and political act's.
It's GOOD that you are recognising the FACT'S and are becoming more AWARE each day that you too are not alone! I too have the same strong view's,
why do people believe into all the hogwash of main stream media. Crying out loud, how do people think our ancestor's lived through hard-times without
any of the high tech we use today. It's as if people have forgotten who they are and are repeating falling into the trap's of the power's to be,
everyday and it's getting very VERY frustrating.
I don't like seeing people like you getting wound up over trivia thing's like this, your a good person and you just need to transfer that
frustration into a positive change. I agree with most of your comment, however I disagree that this thread is pathetic because there is also decent
citizen's on here who post here who you should show consideration and respect for elder's who have been through a lot worse in their age, (sorry to
come across rude). They have a lot more experience under their belt, and they too recognise the problem's however they choose not to winge about it
here, that is something a strong view should be written on paper and sent to your local representative and explain to them the reason's why you want
CHANGE. You have that right, you can winge all you like to them and they have to obey and make a change. That's the law.
As for driver's it's taught to every new driver from their driving instructor's how to control of vechicle in poor weather condition's, that's
why people have many lesson's on clutch control and the brakes and acceleration. It amazes me how a minority forget which is easily done, but usually
instead of practicing to get better at that technique they continue to rev the heck out of their car's and still get nowhere. I understand your
frustration on driver's and stocking up for food. It's not all that bad here, I mean the road's get bad at nice mainly for one reason after the
grit disolves the snow and ice it turn's back into a liquid form which then turn's back into ice. In all fairness it's a winning and loosing battle
using grit. Too much and the road turns to slush then back to it. Too less the road is like a ice arena. Yo can't win with it. People just need to
learn to be patient.
Buy a diesel since they run off compression not combustion, how many people do you know that can stall a diesel well I can only because I don't give
it enough of the clutch. I pull of in snow and ice with the clutch not the accelerator and continue to apply enough to bite into second, thrid and
into 4th at 20mph on a flat road, do plenty of engine braking downhill's, never touch the brakes. Until I approach a junction apply brakes gently
pumping the brakes to melt the collected snow dust that stores up in the brake drums and seizes between the brake shoes whilst engine braking. That's
all there is to it. Hardly once in the past 2 weeks have I had to wheel spin. It's easy when you get the hang of it and you discover you can drive
upto 30mph on a reasonable amount of snow and ice on flat road surfaces. Since I do lot's of lorrying driving, it's always handy to know basic
In my opinion people who cannot drive properly in snow and ice lack mechanical knowledge. In order to control a machine or vechicle in that case, you
have to know the foundation's of a vechicle and how well it perform's in all weather conditon's and what tactic's and techniques to use in the
worst condition's, which is something they teach not enough of in driving lesson's. That more than anything should be the sector that should be
investigated as to how best to prepare a new driver for these condtion's, which would put less callout's for AA and RAC, and less tension on the
infrastructure of this country. People need to work as a team when your on the road's, if somebody get's stranded help them off the road to avoid
hold-back's of traffic. Just food-for-thought, bit of common sense.
Anyway thankyou for your reply and be interesting to hear back your thought's on this. Speak soon.