driving when not safe

@savypat (20246)
United States
January 17, 2013 9:50am CST
We are having heavy freezing fog and the roads are slick with black ice. Because of this I am not driving unless our needs are getting critical and then only late in the day after the fog lifts. Yesterday I went out for Llama feed and there were still pockets of ice. In the news this morning there was an item of a deadly accident on the same road. Today I have to go out again, but not on those roads. I will be in no hurry to drive away from home. How many of you have to drive on unsafe roads. Do you consider it worth your lives?
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@peavey (16587)
• United States
17 Jan 13
If the roads are really bad, I won't go out on them, but it depends on if one is used to driving in bad weather. My son drives all the time in the course of his job, so he wouldn't have a problem with it. I don't drive that much any more, so I know to stay home. I grew up where we got lots of snow so that doesn't bother me much, but ice and fog do.
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• United States
17 Jan 13
In rare years we have had ice storms where ice was all over the roads and on the trees and power lines. On those occasions it's not safe to get out on the roads here. But I live in GA and we rarely even have ice here.. and we almost never have snow. One year about 4 years ago we had about 8 inches of snow and it lasted about 3 days and that was it. Then about 10 years ago it was the same... a huge blizzard and it lasted for days and then it was springtime weather again.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
19 Jan 13
I try to stay home unless it is absolutely imperative that I leave my house when the roads are bad. The reason that I don't like to be out on the roads when there is a chance of black ice or other dangerous circumstances is because of the fact that I spun my car on just a wet road when I was a teenager and I've been pretty scared of the bad roads since then. Most of the time if I have to leave the house when there is a chance that the roads will be bad, I will actually try to get someone else to drive for me if it is possible.
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• India
18 Jan 13
Once I had a really bad experience with "Drink & Drive". it was my engineering semester exams when one of my friend came back home in his holidays. We had a party where we drank. I took my bike & left for home. On the way I don't know when I fell asleep. The next time I woke up, I was in ICU of hospital. I cam to know that my bike skid that night & I had broken my shoulder & minor head injuries. 2 Days I was in ICU. I ruined my exam, my reputation in my social circle & above all my parent's confidence in me. One thing that I learned hard from my experience was "Don't Drink & Drive".
• Indonesia
18 Jan 13
If I have to drive when the road not safe, I will drive very slowly. But if not urgent business, I will not risk my life to drive when road not safe. I will wait until the road is safe to drive. Just like when road fload, I won't drive through it, I will take another road to drive.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
I think that many of us have been in that similar situation that we are torn between staying at home for safety or to go somewhere to get something really important. Well, I think that if I know that there is a high risk of getting an accident, then i'd just stay at home with the family.
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@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
18 Jan 13
No. No. No. Absolutely do not like driving in unsafe conditions. I am more afraid of the other careless, dumba$$ drivers who I have no control over. If they want to spin out of control or wreck their vehicle because they can't or won't adjust to road conditions, they're welcome to do so. I have a problem when they try to take me out with them.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Going to my hometown is one of the dangerous roads/trips here in our country (before) The zigzag and foggy road during rainy season caused a lot of accident, either due to landslide or poor post fog lights. I am glad that the government build a new road much safer and convenient to travel even during rainy seasons.
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@Otanetix (509)
• United States
17 Jan 13
No, I do not usually drive on unsafe roads. If I need to get somewhere that is not within walking distance, I will take some sort of public transportation. For instance, if the routes for public buses are still bad, I will try to use the subway system. But it's highly unlikely I would risk my life driving unless it was very important.
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17 Jan 13
Drive safely, better be safe and late than fast and other way around. Take care!
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
17 Jan 13
not a good idea.. we had that in montana when I lived there. So many people drove to fast in wet, and snow. Be careful...
@aparat46 (11)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 13
i don't now...
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 13
I certainly wouldn't risk it, a couple of years ago I had to drive out in the snow, where we are the roads were not clear, the gritters clear the major roads but not the small ones, well I skidded and hit my back wheel against the kerb knocking out the tracking, fortunately I didn't hit anything just the back wheel but even that small incident put the fear of God up me. So now I don't take any chances, I stay in or will use public transport instead. You hear in the news of horrible accidents and cars getting stranded.
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