Car Crashes Don't Stop Snowy Driving
Last night, my parents wouldn't let me go out because of the weather, to which I argued that I had driven in snow before and it wasn't that big of a deal. They stuck with their gut and didn't let me go out, but on our way to dinner downtown, my mom could barely see the road and we passed at least three car accidents. We were all thinking the same thing: we all should have stayed home. Apparently the 20 car pile up in Layton earlier in the week hadn't exactly hit home. Driving in snow is dangerous, so why risk it? Referring to Laura Watson's post about "The Buried Life," why do we continue to take such risks? Although I was mad that I had to cancel plans, I now completely understand why my parents did not let me go out. I saw a 4-wheel drive Toyota 4-Runner backwards on the freeway against the barrier. That easily could have been me. My question: even on mild days, reckless drivers continue to speed and leave their lights off becoming a hazard to others on the road, why can't people in Utah (where snow is an obvious factor) learn how to drive or not take the risk?