My Dad With His Walker Could Get There Faster Than You In Your Car (And Other Things We Learn On The First Day Of Snow In Bozeman)
It takes patience to live in Bozeman during the Winter for many reasons but the first real day of bad roads is a friendly reminder to think happy thoughts while driving. Patience, grasshopper.
As we joke all year long about Bozeman drivers, a day like today with packed snow and icy highways elevates the eye rolling to another level.
Let's take a few moments during our commute to relax, slow down and give patience to the person in front of us who is being overly cautious.
I choose to believe the person in front of me doing 25 in a 45 is genuinely frightened to be driving at that particular moment but probably MUST be driving at that particular moment.
Our roads do turn into skating rinks on occasion but I think we can agree that's fairly rare. Slowing down a bit is never a bad idea when the weather is poor.
HOWEVER, my hope is for there to eventually be a safe and happy medium between being conservative and getting to work on time.
Be safe. Be kind. Be helpful. But if you're scared to drive at a safe speed in marginal conditions, perhaps it's time to consider NOT driving in marginal conditions. My two cents.