I see it all the time, on the news, in the paper. Slick roads cause multiple crashes. The road caused you to crash, its the roads fault. Finally I got a breath of fresh air yesterday via the Indiana State Police Email alerts.
From the Indiana State Police-
""All roads are snow packed, icy with blowing and drifting snow. Numerous slide-offs and crashes have occurred on I-65 and I-74 not due to road conditions but for drivers not adjusting their speed for conditions of the roadway.
Remember, road conditions don’t cause crashes, speed to fast for the conditions of the roadway cause crashes. Slow down and get to your destination safely. Give yourself plenty of time and be diligent to conditions of the roads.""
THANK YOU Indiana State Police! There is common sense out there still.
They are 100% right. If you slow down and pay attention you will not crash. I seen three crashed personally yesterday due to people speeding on slick roads. Why we think we have to go the speed limit at all times, no matter what is beyond me. Some drivers were still going above the speed limit yesterday in the slick conditions.
There was one point yesterday I was going 25mph in a 50mph zone on a 4 lane state highway while driving a bucket truck. The roads were very icy, most people blew by me, one in particular was a ford explorer. Two miles up the road it was tangled up with another car, I stand by slow driving on ice covered roads in a commercial vehicle or any vehicle for that matter.