Snow causing hazardous driving conditions in Barrow and South Cumbria
Last updated at 08:37, Tuesday, 22 January 2013
TRAFFIC flow is returning to normal in Barrow tonight following a chaotic few hours on some roads.
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90% of peaple cant drive forword in good conditions let alone in wet or snoweup roads,mad aS A BOX OF FROGS.
In the past:When it snowed people didn't travel unless they had to.
When it snowed, employers were understanding of the situation.
When it snowed, people walked carefully and wore welly boots.
When it snowed, everyone cleared their own driveway, and often groups of people would work together to clear their street.Nowadays:When it snows, people seem to think they have a "right" to a cleared, salted road 24/7, regardless of conditions.
When it snows, employers make no allowances for circumstances.
When it snows, mass hysteria descends upon the media (maybe we have too much media, and not enough stories - but that's a debate for another day).If we want the snow clearing instantly and totally every time, as well as all floods immediately cleaned up, etc., etc., etc., we can have that. Of course, we'd probably all have to pay Â£10,000 per annum council tax.Or we could just get the snow shovel out, clear the drive, only travel when necessary, and be sensible....
regardless of which town or city,this country can no longer cope with a covering of snow.
Be it schools,transport,or practically any form of hardship for a couple of days this country crumbles to hysteria.
Perhaps the none stop manic media of TV
weather reporting is institutionlising this country into one of self doubt and tollerence of all weather conditions.