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They do, and I'm not complaining. I don't have to leave home, nor do I require anyone else to, in order to spend and enjoy that £50 online, if I want. Or I could save it til another day (when the sun is shining.)
In Italy chains orsnow tires are mandatory, while socks aren't mentioned anywhere and rarely sold. I discovered of their existance only recently. They wear out faster than chains but are a hell lot easier to put on.
I hate winter tires when there is no snow - barely any traction at all and when the road is wet it's like driving on soap.
In mine too, still it really depends on the single officer you encounter. They can let go for small infractions (once I had a broken headlight and didn't notice, the Carabinere alerted me but didn't fine me, probably he saw me genuinely surprised) or have your a** for even minor ones.
Well, for the thirty some years I lived in Alaska, I always had some old wool OD green Army blankets in the trunk. One of the best ways to provide traction - throw one under a tire when you get stuck and away you go
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I live in Phoenix. Very little chance of snow here. Ever. But snow is available just a few hours away.
Last Friday evening I drove up to Flagstaff and wouldn't you know it there was a light flurry as I reached the higher elevations (7000ft). I was fine in my 4WD SUV with decent off-road tires, but lesser vehicles were going off left and right.
Most people here will never drive on snow and those who get surprised are completely unprepared (even a light rain can cause trouble here).
I'm pretty sure that most saw the signs saying "winter driving conditions" and thought about wearing a sweater while playing golf.
Don't know if I'll get away with this one, but never mind It's Friday, relax!
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I know I'm going to get beaten up for this, when the answer comes, by all you scientifically-minded lot saying "You can't say that!" Well, tough, I can and I have, and anyway no-one takes science seriously any more, opinion is what matters.... but if no-one's solved it by 11:30 I'll add a musical hint...