What the hell is wrong with all the spastics out on the UK's roads? How can people be SUCH a poor judge of how much grip is available?
I've been driving around at 10-15mph through a little slush on treated roads, stuck behind someone driving as if they were on sheet ice. They would barely move, wouldn't go anywhere near another vehicle, basically just acting as a mobile roadblock when you could quite safely do 30mph.
And then when it IS icy, with the road glistening and reflecting and the car squirming and sliding under the slightest provocation, why do I get tailgated by arseholes (usualy taxi drivers or 4×4 owners, I have to admit) who seem to think they drive around on a magic stretch of road that does not possess the same slippery physics as the rest of us?
Grrr. Finally, someone on the radio while I was driving to work this morning came out and spoke the truth on the media. It's not the fault of "Britain" as an entity for the roads grinding to a halt and not coping with the snow. It's the drivers, because 98% of them haven't got a clue how to adjust their speed and driving technique to cope. I'm quite happy driving in such conditions, and feel quite confident picking my way carefully through a variety of slippy surfaces.
I feel very much less confident that some retard isn't going to go barrelling into me, regardless of what I do.