No no no no no! DO NOT TRY TO SHAME THESE PEOPLE INTO DRIVING WHEN IT SNOWS! ONLY DEATH WILL RESULT! I had your attitude when I was stationed in the DC area. “OMG it’s snowing! Panic, panic now!” for maybe a quarter inch of slush. I stayed at work, left at the regular time, didn’t worry (and I had just been transferred from New England, where my 1984 Mercury Bobcat had been just fine on back country roads, so I may have had a slight attitude). Got home terrified and shaking, having almost died due to (1) drivers not worried about snow in the least so they drove in their usual inside-the-Beltway asshole fashion, 20 MPH over the limit; (b) drivers who had to be out for some unknown reason, and never got beyond 1st gear because I dunno snow monsters? The only times I went out in “snow” after that was during predicted snowpocalypes, because then it was just me driving to work on empty streets.

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