You folks are talking about losing control and crashing though. I am led to believe from most posts in this forum from just about every one of you that you guys are perfect, know everything, and know how to drive.
You guys shouldn't be crashing. There's a difference between losing control and crashing and just not being able to move your car.
I drove through 3 Pennsylvania winters in a (POS) Geo Storm
in which at the time, the only tires available in that size was strictly a road performance tire. The car weighed next to nothing and couldn't drive through snow at all. I as a "stupid american" never crashed or lost control of the vehicle. My only issue was getting moving in the snow. Thus, I don't see why the perfect know everything folks in the UK can't cope with a little bit of snow because that is really all you have, a little bit of snow.
Of course, as for the video on folks sliding on the ice, there isn't a thing you can do in that situation if you need to stop. Locking up the brakes obviously is going to cause you to slide when on a downgrade, but letting go of the brakes isn't going to stop you either.
I do recall you guys posting the well known video of people sliding on ice (posted again a while back on this thread I think) and commenting on "stupid americans..." Yet now we have videos of UK folks in the same situations doing the same thing, but you all would be offended if us in the US said, "stupid brits."
Glad to see the shoe is on the other foot.....