I think i was in my 20's before i learned to drive on clean dry pavement coming from the northern u.s. I use to find myself over compensating in the spring for lack of ice on the road. I nearly rolled my car once, after all the ice melted off overnight, and came in to a corner to discover i suddendly had way too much traction.Space Cat wrote: ↑Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:09 pmIn Eastern Europe you must change your tires in winter to the ones with metal spikes. Driving on ice is a difficult skill to learn. Though not only on ice: I've seen people from Southern California sharing screenshots of Waze maps full of car crashes after a light rain.Britkid wrote: ↑Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:27 pmYou could tell that some of the people in the convoy seemed to have never driven on snow and ice before. I didn't want to tell the driver (a man who was older than one) to slow down, so I just told him that the people ahead were driving too fast and hoped he'd take the hint. About a minute after that the car in front lost control and skidded to the right a metre or two and that was a relief since it made my driver slow down and eventually everyone slowed down. When we stopped and got out to walk around the road was almost like an ice rink.
That drive up to the ski resorts outside of santiago on a saturday morning can interesting and scarry with all the satiago drivers that have trouble on a wet road let alone ice.
We have recently had a round of ice the last couple of weeks down south. Just north of pourto varas on route 5, a couple of weeks ago a tractor trailor lost control on a corner, crashed through the gaurd rails, jumped the medium, and landed in the on coming lane on its side. You could see from the marks, he hit that ice, and did everything you should never do on ice, but with a 18 wheeler. Once he touched his breaks, he was not driving. The trailer behind him was driving.