View Poll Results: Is it a smart idea for me to drive in the snow?

Voters
10. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yeah.... why not?

    7 70.00%
  • Don't do it!

    3 30.00%
  • Where are the mountains?

    0 0%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 44
  1. #16

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,466

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Hi there knittngknerd. Being in your situation without snowchains would frighten the bejeeseus out of me too. You are correct in your assertion that the roads are not going to ice up unless the temperature is 32 deegress or lower. Black ice is scariest of all, as it is so clear that even seasoned drivers cannot see it.

    Snow tires are the only real solution, as they dig into the ice and help you to ontrol your car. You would still need to travel slow as possible going up and down hill - and even on level land. As aforementioned by mousechiled, you need a certain amount of speed to get up hill - and tap don't slam on your brakes. Still, following all of this advise will not make you anywhere near as safe as you will be with snowtires.

    I'd call law enforcement and ask where you can purchase a set at - or find some places using the phonebook. I'd wait until the weather is above 34 degrees or more for a couple days before driving to the store for TP, cough syrup, etc. If there is a snowchain place somewhere in town, pick them up too.

    Perhaps your dad could pick these things up for you - or an understanding person from one of the local civic organizations or a church.

    As for your poll, you didn't have the option that I would have chose. "Drive slowly, cautiously, during the day - and as little as possible.
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


  2. #17

    •   
    • Skeevy Ray Vaughan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    37,938

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingknerd View Post
    Chad- we don't have leaves. We have pine needles. Ouch!



    How about bark? hehe

  3. #18

    •   
    • At one w/ our Disneyness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pacific NorthWest
    Posts
    2,486

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    bark!? ow....slivvvvvvers!!!
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

  4. #19

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's knittingknurse now.
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Anacortes, WA
    Posts
    8,618
    Blog Entries
    82

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    I will say this once and only once: (my mom's last name here) women don't use bark on their tushies. That was one rule I learned really early on. My dad may have TP under the house in this creepy crawl space he stores stuff in, but I am afraid of that.


    The big issue is my parents are now out of the country. They went on a fancy dancy trip. But the car has the.... crap I forgot has like S&S on the side. Or is it S+S? My parents got those tires so they don't need chains.

  5. #20

    •   
    • At one w/ our Disneyness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pacific NorthWest
    Posts
    2,486

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Never heard of a tire that doesn't 'need' chains...unless they are studded snow tires? Are there tiny little metal spikeys on the tire treads??
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

  6. #21

    •   
    • At one w/ our Disneyness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pacific NorthWest
    Posts
    2,486

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    oh and let this be a good lesson to you on inventory management!! (tp). Always, always keep safety stock!! (I always have at least a 4pack in w/ the camping stuff, another 4pack on the garage shelf)...a roll in the CAR!!!
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

  7. #22

    •   
    • At one w/ our Disneyness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pacific NorthWest
    Posts
    2,486

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    check to see if any of your grocers delivers.... I'd so be using that service if I were in your shoes and it was available.
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

  8. #23

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,466

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingknerd View Post

    Chad- we don't have leaves. We have pine needles. Ouch!
    Use the needles to knit some TP.
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


  9. #24

    •   
    • Skeevy Ray Vaughan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    37,938

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    Use the needles to knit some TP.

    LOL RW! Please don't squeeze the...uh....Scarf.

  10. #25

    •   
    • At one w/ our Disneyness
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pacific NorthWest
    Posts
    2,486

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Gonna have to be some power knitting going on!!! mmm angora....niiiiiice.
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

  11. #26

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's knittingknurse now.
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Anacortes, WA
    Posts
    8,618
    Blog Entries
    82

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    <LI class=column>R1: Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles.

    <LI class=column>R2: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.

    That's from Rimoftheworld.net
    Dude... I could use paper towels... I have Desitin.

  12. #27

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,466

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingknerd View Post
    I will say this once and only once: (my mom's last name here) women don't use bark on their tushies. That was one rule I learned really early on. My dad may have TP under the house in this creepy crawl space he stores stuff in, but I am afraid of that.


    The big issue is my parents are now out of the country. They went on a fancy dancy trip. But the car has the.... crap I forgot has like S&S on the side. Or is it S+S? My parents got those tires so they don't need chains.
    Doesn't matter what the recommendations are of a book. Snowtires are not a replacement for chains (niether is four wheel drive) - regardless of how they ar knotched. Rubber (even steel belted rubber tires) cannot break up ice. All that it can do is send you sliding if you don't opperate your breaks correctly.

    Again, metal chains are the only that can make your car significantly safer to drive. Otherwise, you should't drive at all when it's 32 degrees or lower out. Regardless of who recommends that chains are not required - you need them to protect your life - even if you have four wheel drive. Plenty of automobiles with four wheel drive that at the bottom of steep banks and cliffs.
    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 12-01-2007 at 11:07 PM.
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


  13. #28

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • It's knittingknurse now.
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Anacortes, WA
    Posts
    8,618
    Blog Entries
    82

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    So I ran out of TP. The roads are drying out....

  14. #29

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,466

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingknerd View Post
    So I ran out of TP. The roads are drying out....
    Yay! You just ease on down those dry roads and get you some TP, cough syrup, a pancake breackfast - and snow chains.
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


  15. #30

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    well thats none of your buisness
    Posts
    25,263

    Re: Winter driving questions for the masters

    I am to tired to read all this so here goes.... but studded snow tires if you are gong to drive in it all the time, start very early so you do not have to rush, have common sence and you will be fine. I drive it in 8 months of the year. you can drive in it safely if you have the right tires, and again take your time.
    I hate the cold,sorry you have to endure it we had 4 inches more 2 days ago, and are expecting more in a day or so. I hate the below zero freezing temps, Anyone want to change houses for 1 week while I enjoy the heat and you can ski?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Top Chef Masters
    By honoraryhatter in forum Disney Media Networks and TV Industry Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-01-2009, 04:50 PM
  2. November 13, 2008: The Festival of the Masters
    By Werner Weiss in forum Yesterland
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 07:11 AM
  3. Just Who Are These People Leading The Masters?
    By Radiobarry in forum Sports Zone
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-15-2008, 12:35 AM
  4. Pageant of the Masters Laguna Beach
    By I Heart Disneyland in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-17-2007, 10:25 PM
  5. Festival Of The Masters Returns to DD
    By tjcjr in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2007, 10:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •