Ironically, People from Maine Are Terrible Drivers When It Snows
If you're from Maine and you're reading this right now, prepare to be offended. I'm not holding back on this one.
As a world traveler, I've been to and driven in a variety of places with different climates, terrain and roadways. I've experienced travel through some of the stickiest and dangerous weather conditions and have lived to tell the tale.
As a New Englander, it is customary (or at least should be) to be able to know how to drive during treacherous wintry conditions. There's no changing the weather; this is simply how New England is and if you're unfamiliar with the way the seasons work around here, then perhaps it's best that you stay somewhere dry and warm.
I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed by the performance of drivers the other day as I was traveling through Maine.
Here I was, traveling up north to visit some friends who live in Canada, and of course of all days, I drove straight through a snow and sleet storm that left the roadways coated in ice.
Left, right and all over the place, cars, trucks and tractor-trailers were off the road after spinning out. The breakdown lanes were littered with drivers who were either broken down or too frightened to carry on. Meanwhile, I was in a rental car that didn't even have all-wheel drive and still had zero issues on my way to from Canada.
What boggles me is the fact that Maine is one of those states where you're most likely to see snow on the ground and causeways, so if you're a local resident to that area, then this should have been a walk in the park. However, I counted 23 cars just in the state of Maine that had crashed, broken down or spun off the road.
Winter just started, Mainers. Get it together, because you have a long road ahead of you (pun intended).