What's Really Going On?

@sconibear (8006)
United States
February 12, 2008 1:21pm CST
I live in Las Vegas now, but i spent 13 winters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. so i was watching the news yesterday, and there was like a 33 car pile up on a highway in whiteout conditions. you here pretty much the same story every year. the thing i'm wondering is, should anybody be going fast enough to cause that kind of devestation in whiteout conditions?(let alone 33 people) what do you think?
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I think people forget how to drive every winter. I grew up in Michigan with lots of snow. People need to either stay home in white out conditions or slow down and keep a few car lengths between them.
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
12 Feb 08
thanks lightning, i agree 100%
@1lvbiz (6)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I'm thinking I'm sooo glad those days are over. I also live in Vegas..but came here From michigan. I do remember being on the freeway. I was going no slower than 5 M.P.H. and definately no over 10 M.P.H. And even still...i was ALL OVER the place. I had hardly andy control. Sometimes when the weather get bad. The salt trucks are so busy. That is if they even start up. So, as much sense as you did make regarding the speed, Unfortunately for those poor souls still living in that..BRRRR...cooold weather, Most likely the weather and the city trucks are most likely to blame. Aren't you so glad to be away from such weather?..I miss it at times though..Anyhow.. Have A great Day!!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
15 Feb 08
OK, so i got 1lvbiz's reply in my email this morning and it got me thinking about this subject again. so i was wondering what the biggest pile-up was. the most i could find so far was 250 !!! in italy on February 12, 1998. you can read it here: http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/carpileup.html does anyone know of any bigger ones?
• Australia
12 Feb 08
I feel the same as you guys do I grew up in Minnesota,now I live in Australia. I heard about the pile up and my husband just looked at me with a stunned expression on his face. I told him that happens every year. For some reason people forget how to drive in winter. Sometimes there is more than one pile up too. One would think that they would learn how to drive in winter, especially if they were born or raised there. But every year they all have a winter relapse.
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
12 Feb 08
yeah, i think a couple of years ago maybe in europe there was like an 80 car pileup or something like that, i don't remember the excact details but i'd sure hate to be the person in the first car.