Winter’s seasoned drivers

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Snow. It happens every year, around the same time in winter.

We get a few inches here and there, and the occasional big dump of the white fluffy stuff.

So why are we surprised by it since it’s something that happens every year?

Growing up in a small town of rural B.C., snow has always been a huge part of my life. From helping my dad shovel it when I was little, to building snowmen with friends, to teaching my nephew how to build a snowman this year, snow has always been a big part of my life… It doesn’t help that I’m a winter baby.

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So you’ll imagine my surprise when everyone goes bat crap crazy when we get our first snow fall and they suddenly forget how to drive… Or even be an intelligible human being when it comes to road safety.

Why is it that we are in such shock and dismay that there’s going to be a white powder on the road and freezing temperatures causing ice?

Albeit, we’ve seen an above average amount of snow this year, but that shouldn’t cause everyone to have the same brain fart about driving.

Yeah, it sucks when the roads aren’t the best, but it doesn’t mean that we all lose our minds when the roads are mediocre at best causing everyone to go into a frenzy.

Accidents are at a high this time of the year, because people think that they are better than the roads.

Slowing down on icy roads is hard. Slowing down when you’re going 110 when you should really be going 70 or 80 is even harder.

Why do we put our own lives and everyone else’s when we’d make it to the destination a mere 10 minutes earlier?

This I don’t understand.

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Kayla has always had a passion and an interest in radio and journalism from a young age. Her future aspirations include working across North America as well as overseas. She is currently in her second year of Digital Communications and Media at Lethbridge College with a focus on Digital Journalism. Her keen interest in writing and public speaking stems from the age of seven when she joined her local 4-H club. During her 11 years in 4-H, she competed in many public speaking events, including a provincial competition in her home province of British Columbia. In her spare time, Kayla likes to go out hunting, camping and be out in the backwoods in her hometown of Jaffray.

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