Does Driving Or Traveling In Really Bad Thunderstorms Scare You?
October 14, 2009 7:02pm CST
For me its sort of both! I have seen some pretty big lightning streaks in my day the kind that stretch from one end of the sky to the other but then ............the noise that follows the thunders can sound like a huge earth shattering crackle or a vibrating boom (those scare me the most the ones with the crackling sound) Driving over a bridge is especially scary for me I remember traveling to Washington DC over the South Capital St. Bridge I was a teenager at the time and my parents were taking my brother to the Army Base there he was on leave and we were taking him back to base man that was one of the worst storms I can remember the wind was blowing really hard and the rain you couldn't see in front of you my dad was driving and it was me my mom brother and sister in the car and I just remember wanting to get home thinking oh man do we have to go through this on the way back home as too? I was starting to wonder if we would make it back in one pieceBut we did and to this day I don't like traveling in bad storms
15 Oct 09
You should be alright as long as you are driving in a proper speed. The only harsh incident I can think of would be flying debris and falling trees. I am one who is more worried of loud noises - which means I don't fancy going around with thunders. They freak me out. Usually, I am on my motorbike. This does not make it easy for me to know that I am not protected, unlike if I am in a car.
15 Oct 09
Yes, it scares me a bit travelling in really bad thunderstorms. I had been on the bus travelling to the northern mountainous part of the country when the storm began. I've been sitting in the bus for more than 4 hours and 2 hours more to reach the destination. The long and winding slippery road and the thunderstorms made me huddle at the back part of the bus cold and no one to talk to. That's scary. Then I travelled on a plane and we can't land because it was zero visibility but when the plane left it was a very fair weather. So the plane had to circle 15 times before we get to rough landing. This time I was with a group so we talked to calm each other.
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15 Oct 09
So long as I can see, it doesn't bother me too much, but I have been in a few storms where I couldn't see, then I pulled over. One storm, was raining so hard and the wind was blowing so hard that a trailer that had JUST passed us, carrying canoes blew over in front of us. We were on the highway, and were only going about 30 MPH when it happened, but that was enough for me and just about EVERYONE around us also pulled over at that point. That storm scared me, the car was rocking and it was a low profile car. We later, after the storm abated and we could continue, saw a truck blown on its side.