Cumbria Snow chaos drivers speak out
Last updated at 09:49, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
HUNDREDS of drivers around South Cumbria were left stranded for hours after snow wreaked havoc on the county’s roads.
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Year on year we are becoming a nation of moaners,wether it be snow,ice,gales,leaves on lines,air ports disintegrating after a mere inch of the white stuff,schools close,
disruption in life,where'as other nations just get on with it,as we used to do when
we were strong in self belief.
Perhaps introducing a no work,no pay system,or removing many ridiculous health and safety problems may come to our rescue.
Sadly some thing is missing from our culture on this little Island.
That self help and determination to get on with life,regardless of hardship and to look after neighbours is a thing of the past for many.
But to live in a system that takes of the poor so Cameron can give his millionaire
buddies a pay rise,is beyond contempt,and perhaps normal workers,may just have had enough of his Public School antics and can't be bothered.
Why blame the highways, we all knew snow was coming , and not beening funny worried wife why should someone come to tell him what the problem is? it was snowing or is he blind. Every time we have snow or floods people moan come on get a life,
If it snow put snow chains on dont cost that much.
Some of these comments make me laugh! yes we were warned well in advance about the weather but why should we leave our cars at home when the roads should have been made passable??? We are the only country who freak out when a snowflake falls, its ridiculous! I live somewhere where public transport is a shambles so can only rely on my own car to get to work. I ended up stranded in Barrow overnight as I couldnt get home, is this my fault because I chose to drive to work! Silly comments by people who probably live 10 mins from work.Also the comments about not appreciating the Emergency Services until we need them. Generally you dont realise the hard work of these services until you do need them yourself, its not that you dont care about what they do. As for the gritters and snow ploughs, the gritters should have been out well in advance, we had about a weeks notice. Understandably the snow ploughs arent really useful until the snow has settled BUT not enough was done to keep the roads clear, what most of you are saying is the area should come to a standstill until the snow has cleared and stay in doors. Life doesnt stop just because there is snow.