I’d like to reiterate my comments from the following post:
Alright, so I was just listening to the radio a moment ago, and the news guy reading his northeast-centric news is talking about the snowstorm that just yesterday hit all the suckers who have chosen to live in a frozen tundra for a third of the year. The news idiot says, “The storm is responsible for ten traffic related fatalaties.”
The storm did it?
How exactly does a storm kill someone? I have been thinking about this for a few minutes now, and I am very hard pressed to come up with many types of weather events that can actually kill someone, particularly if they have the standard in modern technology– a car, shelter, heat, a radio, a tv, etc.
The easiest way to avoid killing yourself in a traffic accident during a snow storm?
If you are in an area that is expecting a major snowstorm or icestorm, you are warned well in advance of the arrival of the storm.
I suggest that you prepare appropriately– run your errands before the storm, plan to take a day or two off of work (even if you lose pay as a result), stock up on a few days worth of food, and make sure you have plenty of blankets and other required supplies in the event of an extended power outage.
Either that, or allow your own stupidity to kill you.
Self-preservation, folks. What is more important, a job or your life? What is more important, Christmas shopping or your life?
I have very little pity for those who decide to brave the storm. They don’t call it braving the storm for nothing– you have to be brave to risk your life and go out during a storm. If your bravery takes a negative turn, you have only yourself to blame.
By the way, it’s going to be 82 degrees here today. We’ve had our windows open for three days. Move south. Thank me later.