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Old 12-07-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Avoid everyone else!!! People who can't drive should stay home. Period. If you must drive, try going to a big empty parking lot when/if it snows and practice! Snow is easy. Ice is nearly impossible, and I don't care if you grew up in Alaska. Once gravity takes over, all is lost. One trick is not to stand on your brakes. And steer where you want to go. Braking will do nothing but break your car's grip and inertia will cause it to go in a straight line regardless of where you're steering. And SLOW DOWN!!! You probably only need all season tires in HR at most. Like others have said, it's the most temperate region in the state and ice is the most you will see if any.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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First let me say, Hampton Roads does not have "Real Winter" but
you are not alone here. It seems 98% of people here can't drive in rain let alone snow ( just turn on the radio on rainy/snowy days). I lived all my life in NY/NJ and learned the hard way how to navigate snow.
The worse enemy you have is speed, so keep it down. Understand this the main problem is not traction but stopping. I have seen the invincibly stupid in their 4x4 flying down Rt 64 only to wind up in a multi car pileup. Pumping the brakes is a good idea for older cars without antilock brakes. If you do have antilock, pumping your brakes is not recommend. Another problem you may encounter is tailgating (it's a state habit). Avoid it. I'll leave it at that.
One thing to remember which people do not recall in a skid situation. If you are sliding while braking, the car WILL NOT turn. If you find yourself in a situation needing to turn while your car is sliding in a braking situation...release the brake your car will then turn in the direction your wheels are pointing.

For the local areas here in Hampton Roads your stock Honda will do fine. Snow is not typically severe here. It may snow today & be gone tomorrow. Chances are most of the time you may not even have to drive in it most of the time.

Just be alert & cautious
As I read your post, I am smiling because I understand where you are coming from. People in VA cannot drive for anything. It is insane. I lived in VA Beach for 2 years, and I saw people crashing just for ridiculous actions. I was even honked when driving fast at a highway while it was snowing. See, I'm from NY so I know what I am doing. Moreover, VA as a whole is ridiculous. Just for a little snow they will closed the schools and stores. People say that in NY, people do not know how to drive, but I have clearly saw more car accidents in VA than I have seen in NY.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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As I read your post, I am smiling because I understand where you are coming from. People in VA cannot drive for anything. It is insane. I lived in VA Beach for 2 years, and I saw people crashing just for ridiculous actions. I was even honked when driving fast at a highway while it was snowing. See, I'm from NY so I know what I am doing. Moreover, VA as a whole is ridiculous. Just for a little snow they will closed the schools and stores. People say that in NY, people do not know how to drive, but I have clearly saw more car accidents in VA than I have seen in NY.
There are many personalities here, just like any other military area, it's pretty much a given. Some lady gave me the finger just the other day. I smiled and said "Merry Christmas to you too."
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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There are many personalities here, just like any other military area, it's pretty much a given. Some lady gave me the finger just the other day. I smiled and said "Merry Christmas to you too."
Wow why did she do that?
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Driving in the snow is very simple. Give yourself 3 times the room, and drive ¼ - ½ the speed. Nice and slow and steady.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Wow why did she do that?
Beats me, I was in a left turn lane and she was on a far right lane. She should have taken that phone away from her ear while she had her children in the car. Maybe people are in so much of a hurry that even the holiday season makes them inconsiderate?
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