Winter driving
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:36 am

I saw on North Country Now that there were several accidents November 20th, the first day of snow this season. This did not surprise me, as I can predict by the way people were driving on route 11 -- tailgating and being aggressive just to gain a few extra minutes at the risk of losing a lot more. Is the mental effort it takes to accept that you can't speed that difficult? I suspect a lot of it is overconfident drivers, many of whom are not as used to the North Country roads and the deceptive ability they have to be slippery with black ice when they look like they are perfectly fine. If a lot of cars are going slow, why not take a cue from that and slow down? We aren't all just a bunch of dumb hillbillies trying to slow you down; we know the roads.