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Preparing yourself for a snowstorm.

Chances are that if you live above the Mason-Dixon line you will have to drive in a snowstorm sooner or later in your life. There are a few things you can do to help make your life easier during that time.

  1. Don't live in or near Atlanta, Georgia.
  2. Salt your driveways the night before.
  3. If the snow starts at night, try and shovel as much as you can. It will give you less to shovel the next morning and will cause less to freeze over.
  4. Make sure you lift your windshield wipers off of the windshield the night before and during the day. This will help stop them from freezing to it.
  5. If your car is having trouble getting traction, sprinkle some salt or sand around your tires. DON'T TRY AND FLOOR IT TO GET OUT. That is how you run into your living room when you finally get traction.
  6. Cover your windshield with a towel at night, in the morning just lift it off. Other ideas for de-icing the windshield. Don't be a dumbass and throw hot water onto it...
  7. Be a GOOD driver, not a polite driver.
  8. Don't drive a smart car.
  9. Steer INTO the skid if you have rear or all wheel drive. Also, look in the direction of where you want to go.
  10. Increase the distance at which you are behind a car by at least 1-2 lengths. It'll help account for sudden stops and the skidding that may occur when YOU try to stop.
  11. Make sure you get as much snow off of your car before you drive. This is actually the law and you can get a ticket for having too much snow on your car when you drive. This could cause it to blow off and obstruct the view of people behind you. You also look like an idiot if you don't.

...and the last and most important point

IF YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING, JUST DON'T.

Seriously, if you don't feel like you can drive safely, don't drive at all. See if you can work at home or get schoolwork done home. You'll make it safer for everyone else out there, the last thing you want added to a snowstorm is bad and unsafe drivers.

Preparing yourself for a snowstorm.
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