Feb 19, 2009

Dangerous driving

My dad had a business trip to Tokyo. He went there by shinkansen and needed to go to the station early in the morning. Usually, my mom takes him to the station by car. Today, I decided to drive to the station.

I took driver's license when I was freshman, almost 5 years ago. Actually, I don't drive frequently. I always feel nervous especially when I go to places where I have never been. Still, it's ok if someone sits next to me.

From April, I start to work and need to go the workplace by car. I have to be used to drive by myself.

The problem is I'm not used to drive in the snow. I really have to pay attention to driving during winter. When the road is flat, I can just step on the brake earlier than usual. (If I do suddenly, my car will not stop and crash into the preceding car!!).

When the road is rough with snow, cars may stuck in the pocket (especially, it happens after stopping and waiting the signal to change to green). No matter how strong I step on the gas, it doesn't work. Tires just roll at the same place.

The only way to go forward is...to push the car. Someone other than the driver gets out of the car and put the car forward. When they're pushing the car, the driver step on the gas. Then, I can get out of the spot.

Can you understand what I'm concerning about? What if I drop in such a pocket? I'll need to ask someone walking on the road. What if it happens in big streets? It may cause a traffic jam.

I didn't have any trouble today but it took much time to go to the workplace. It's because everyone drives so slowly.

The picture is taken near the workplace. This intersection is famous for dangerous place...many cars slip. One of friends also had car accident. I call this intersection 'T.I'. I stands for intersection and T comes from the first letter of my friend's name. It's like famous singer T.I. haha.

Until last week, there's no snow. It's pretty warm in this winter. From this week, it started to snow. I have to practice driving on the snow!!

1 comment:

exter said...

wow, there is pretty a great experience driving in snow since there is no 4 season in malaysia. take care & drive safety, k