The Idiot’s Guide On How Not To Drive In A Cheyenne Snowstorm
Here are some tips that should, safely, get you to your destination in a Cheyenne snowstorm. Take heed and don't be a hero because we don't need another hero. Check out some simple ways to be safe. For additional info, AAA Insurance has a good rundown.
There is nothing worse than some knothead, who's not paying attention, and riding the third point of contact of your vehicle. Please don't drive so close and give yourself plenty of room to stop, should the driver in front of you have to stop quickly.
I will admit that balding is beautiful in some circles, but it isn't when you're out on the road. Do us all a favor, and if your tires are bald, get new ones. You can't do much about your plugged hair follicles, but you can do something about your tires.
Actually, you probably shouldn't be doing 55 mph down an icy hill anyway, but if you find yourself in that situation - Don't Slam On The Brakes! If you do, you just might end up taking out the 25 Christmas lawn ornaments in a neighbors yard. Take it slow and let off the gas, cover the brake, when going down a hill.
Don't do what I did last year. Last year, I decided to put the peddle to the metal in trying to make it up an icy hill. A lot of good that did. I ended up at the bottom of the hill and, basically, in the gutter. My neighbor had to come and pull me out. Take a different route that doesn't have so many hills if you can.
I know it looked cool when Starsky and Hutch skidded around corners in the '70s, but you're no Starsky and Hutch big guy! The speed limit in downtown Cheyenne is 20 mph. If you're driving that speed, you should be able to slow down and take the turns safely, thus avoiding wrapping your car around a telephone pole or tree, for that matter.