Every time it snows, whomever is the first to go out driving creates a tire track trail, that everyone else behind him tends to stick to. If everyone made an effort to drive ten inches to the right of or left of the original tracks, the roads would be less hazardous. If everyone drives within the same tire ruts, it creates a tramline effect, making the roads a lot more dangerous.
So what is the deal? Are people lemmings? Do they mistakenly believe, traction is somehow better on the ice than on the snow?
Most people are stupid lemmings, although real lemmings have been proven to not follow the leader to their deaths. However most people assume the road when covered with snow has hidden dangers and by going that 10 inches off the path could spin them out, or they’d run over some partially buried dangers. As a truck owner I would drive on the edges of the ruts to expand them so the lanes would be more passable.
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