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Opening Arguments

The yearly yikes

Wouldn't it be nice if we could stay home for the first few snows until all the idiots completed their winter-driving remedial education?

The Indiana State Police suggest drivers look in the mirror before pointing a finger at Mother Nature for weather-related traffic accidents.

With the snow and ice having turned Indiana roads treacherous lately, the state police are full-go in an effort to limit the number of weather-related accidents by emphasizing responsible driving.

“Sometimes it's a shock to the system when the first snow hits,” said Sgt. Ron Galaviz of the Indiana State Police.

Yeah, sometimes, it's a shock to the system -- like every single year. My previous feline -- Pierre -- was an inside-outside cat. The first snow of winter, he'd step boldly onto the porch, then immediately come zooming back inside, shaking the stuff off his paws and giving me an accusing look. Then, he'd walk through the house and wait by the back door until I let him out there -- "Surely that stuff isn't everywhere," I knew he was thinking. Sadly, it was always snowing outside the back door, too. He always forgot, year after year, and we went through this annual routine until the day he died. So now you know: Fort Wayne drivers -- dumb as cats.

Posted in: Our town


Fri, 11/21/2008 - 10:10am

Every damn year, I forget to move before the crap weather hits.

tim zank
Fri, 11/21/2008 - 10:14am

It really is odd how drivers here in Indiana seem to forget, just like Leo's cat.

Fri, 11/21/2008 - 10:27am

If Fort Wayne drivers were even as smart as cats, they'd at least be *clever* every so often.

I have yet to see any evidence of that.

tim zank
Fri, 11/21/2008 - 11:43am

True. Very very true Michaelk.

Bob G.
Fri, 11/21/2008 - 12:10pm

Looking in your rearview mirror ain't worth a DAMN if the guy behind you supposedly looking out HIS/HER windshield is "asleep at the wheel"...!

(and I thought Jersey drivers were bad in wintery conditions...LMAO)

When on the road:
Expect the unexpected.
Prepare for the worst.
Practice situational awareness.
...and enjoy the drive.

Happy Motoring, everyone.