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TranBC asks: What's your winter driving pet peeve?

FILE PHOTO: This is a good example of what not to do if you want to cultivate good will amongst fellow winter drivers.
February 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - According to the calendar, we’re in the last stages of winter, with spring less than a month away, but with the weather forecast calling for a few more weeks of winter like temperatures  it’s probably safe to say there is still a few weeks of winter driving ahead.

That can be a cause for consternation for many motorists who find themselves victim to the winter driving habits of others.

What bugs you the most about winter drivers? Transportation B.C. recently asked their Twitter followers to post their winter driving pet peeves, noting the things people do or don’t do to mitigate the effects of winter driving — like removing all the snow off your vehicle — may not seem like a big deal, but can be a magnified irritation to others using the same roadway.

Some examples of winter driving pet peeves collected include:

  • truckers who don’t think about the vehicle they’re passing in a snow storm
  • SUVs that cut in front and throw slush all over the windshield
  • people who drive with a peep hole to look out of
  • not clearing snow off the back window
  • people who don’t put their winter tires on by Oct.11
  • people who think they are invincible, they drive a 4X4 or AWD vehicle
  • people that don’t take all the snow off their vehicles, only clearing the front and back window
  • drivers who think they are invisible and no one else matters
  • drivers who tailgate

Do you have a winter driving pet peeve that isn’t listed above? Feel free to share with TranBC on Twitter, and with us below!

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