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Old 01-20-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I have one piece of advice for the citizens of this area:

BRUSH THE #$%!!! SNOW OFF YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU DRIVE TO WORK!!!

Guess what, you don't need to buy a special brush for this purpose you already have one in your house. It's called a broom!

If you are one of the jackholes that I saw this morning with a car covered in snow shame on you. You are affecting the visibilty of other drivers by not brushing the snow from your car. If you don't care about them consider that one of them may slam into your rear end because they can't see.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Originally Posted by bs13690 View Post
I have one piece of advice for the citizens of this area:

BRUSH THE #$%!!! SNOW OFF YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU DRIVE TO WORK!!!

Guess what, you don't need to buy a special brush for this purpose you already have one in your house. It's called a broom!

If you are one of the jackholes that I saw this morning with a car covered in snow shame on you. You are affecting the visibilty of other drivers by not brushing the snow from your car. If you don't care about them consider that one of them may slam into your rear end because they can't see.
Agreed.

Unfortunately, idiots do the same thing further up north (where snow is common) too. Which proves that stupidity is not regional.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Agreed.

Unfortunately, idiots do the same thing further up north (where snow is common) too. Which proves that stupidity is not regional.
Yeah, I grew up in PA and people did it there too. Should have made my post more general.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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It has become a law in the northern snowbelt states that you have to clean the snow off the cars. Too many people injured and accidents because of ice and snow flying off cars. It is not a comforting sight to see a large piece of ice flying towards you while doing 60 on the Interstates.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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What about the huge sheets of ice/snow blowing off the roofs of semi trucks
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Originally Posted by Tober138 View Post
Agreed.

Unfortunately, idiots do the same thing further up north (where snow is common) too. Which proves that stupidity is not regional.
+1
Idiots actually come in all sizes, colors, and from various locations.
CLT does not have an idiot monopoly.

Everytime I make something that is 'idiot proof', someone makes a better idiot!
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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+1
Idiots actually come in all sizes, colors, and from various locations.
CLT does not have an idiot monopoly.

Everytime I make something that is 'idiot proof', someone makes a better idiot!

I always though "idiot proof" meant it was a surefire way of proving a person was an idiot
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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What about the huge sheets of ice/snow blowing off the roofs of semi trucks
Same applies. Have dodged plenty of those. Luckily no accidents and have not caused any. Also days after a snow fall, you will have ice and snow fly off that has been trapped in the roof racks on cars and SUVs
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yeah, all it takes is a broom! This is a powdery snow! Not like one has to scrape off ice to drive the vehicle! NO EXCUSES . . . get the dern broom out and brush off your cars, people!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Where the roads remain icy or snowy, some people believe that the added weight from the snow adds traction like putting bags of sand in the trunk of a rear wheel drive car. Others fear that a broom or even a soft brush will scratch the paint.

If I leave the snow, it is an 'act of God.' If I remove the snow, I am tampering with nature. I'll leave the snow and hope for the best.
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