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Numptys driving in the snow

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I live in Fife and due to the weather conditions I've had the last 3 days off work, just working from home, yea right.
Snow's about 6-8" deep, council has halted the grittier lorries as it's deemed to dangerous to be on the roads yet outside my house looks like a car park with cars abandoned air over the place. Where I live has slight hills at either end of the street but tight 90 degree corners so there's no chance of getting a run at then. One numpty yesterday in a chav green loud exhaust fiesta tried for 45 mins to get up the hill, my wife and I were in hysterics, 10 out of 10 for effort though, we'd hear him bouncing if off the rev limiter look out the window and he'd be back where he started.
I did try ang help another guy but you can barely keep you footing, he had to leave his car where it was as even though it was on the flat it still couldn't be pushed through the snow. The roads are horrendous all over the area, these numptys are bound to know if they come down here their never going get back out.
Rant is I couldn't hear the tv, sitting in my nice warm house with a cold beer, for the sound of wheel-spinning, over revving, they don't even know to keep the revs low, now the street is blocked and no one can get in or out.
Numptys.
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I was watching a woman on my daughters estate yesterday trying to get up a slight incline, people have been getting out of the street all morning, but she didnít have the skill or know how.

She was persistent, amused me for at least 15 minutes until she gingerly reversed back outside her house and walked

The gritters came around later in the afternoon. on a housing estate!!!!
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Saw a bloke on telly yesterday moaning on a video he had recorded on his phone from the inside of his car as he was stranded. He had a 7 month old baby in the car with him and he was ranting that it was pathetic that no one was doing anything to help him and he had a child with him. Seriously? Funny how the authorities didnt put on a special rescue mission for this guy. There must have been a helicopter out there that could have airlifted him out of his car and why didnt the police put on a special escort for him in the first place. Doesnt everyone know he is entitled to get stranded in the snow and get rescued. Numpty? not a strong enough word for people like him.
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Saw a bloke on telly yesterday moaning on a video he had recorded on his phone from the inside of his car as he was stranded. He had a 7 month old baby in the car with him and he was ranting that it was pathetic that no one was doing anything to help him and he had a child with him. Seriously? Funny how the authorities didnt put on a special rescue mission for this guy. There must have been a helicopter out there that could have airlifted him out of his car and why didnt the police put on a special escort for him in the first place. Doesnt everyone know he is entitled to get stranded in the snow and get rescued. Numpty? not a strong enough word for people like him.
Saw that,felt a bit sorry for him...but have to admit when he said it was pathetic...i wondered what he wanted the world to do for him...this weather has been forecast for at least the last week.
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Is your journey really necessary? That was the message that has been put out for the last week. Clearly it was essential he got the baby to where ever it was he failed to get to, so a double fail. Why do people think they know better than the experts?
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The roads round here are great at the moment. Main roads fine, side roads with a smear of slipperiness. Most drivers are staying at home, and I can cross Bromley faster than ever. Mind you, saw a Porsche Cayman slewing all over the road in Bromley North yesterday. Very spectacular slides, all at 5 mph.
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Yes, there were many people on roads who really didn't have the skills to do so.

I witnessed a kerb crawler impeding an HGV on an incline. The Mini driver had no issues stopping the lorry keeping momentum.

I saw a woman completely screw up an attempt at a hill and block the road in both directions for 45 minutes whilst it was snowing. That caused real problems.

The best one was the first car to find a ditch. Absolutely no surprise it was a Freelander 2. Often the less skilled drivers choose 4x4s of that ilk. Ironically, they often gain enough traction only to get themselves into even greater trouble.

Thank goodness the snow has mostly cleared.
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