posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 07:48 PM
I'm out in the northern tier middle USA, in the Bakken oil field. With all the southerners here, it's an even bigger nightmare than usual. The
locals are all fairly well behaved, as they know what winter brings here and most are smart enough to respect it. However, with the influx of others
from all over the US, many have no clue what the weather up here can deliver (they are sure finding out this winter!!), and many have no respect for
it. We see cars and even big rig trucks in ditches all over, 99% of them from sheer stupidity. I've no issue with folks needing to make a living.
None. But drivers out for whatever reason, in this kind of weather, is just plain stupid. The thing is, they don't realize that 4 wheel drive, isn't
4 wheel stop. Get a clue people!! They just close the roads here now to keep the idiots home. I don't think there is an open road in the state at
present. It's a huge fine if you cross the barriers, and there is no rescue if you happen to hit the ditch or get stuck. No snowplows are going to
happen by.. No Highway Patrol out to help stranded drivers....you are on your own here if you are indeed that stupid. They are having to go out of
their way here now to keep those kinds of drivers home, jumping the gun prematurely, to prevent accidents and deaths.
Canada, USA, I think it's all the same. There are always a few in any group.