While perusing the internet for content to read about the latest Alberta snow storm, I came across the following post (below) on CBC that really sums up my feelings about the mentality of “some” of the drivers who possess the driver’s licenses they have because they were found at the bottom of Cracker Jack boxes. It was so well put and so well written that I have posted it below. I would like to take credit for writing it, but it was not me – surprising, because at first glance, it would seem that I wrote it. So thank you “GrandPa Grump” (his handle on CBC) whoever and wherever you are for taking the words out of my mouth… or the words from my fingertips and so competently saying what needs to be said. I’m glad it is not only me who thinks that Darwin was right.
“If you live in Alberta, here is a question for you to ponder……
Who, or what was the chief cause of these major accidents on highway # 2 today?
A) Really bad snow storm in area for last 24 hours,
B) Late 20’s to mid 30 something male driver, hopped up on Red Bulls & beef jerky,
C) Driving like an fool, at high speeds, too fast for the conditions present,
D) An “Oil Field” related 1 ton truck, jacked up on “Vehicular Steroids”, pushing 700 hp through 28 inch custom aluminum wheels sporting bald summer tires, loss of traction,
E) All of the above!!!!!
I watched as it happened from the south bound lanes. Someone driving a 1 Ton pick-up sporting custom rims & skinny rubber summer tires, bombing up Highway # 2 like it was a mid summers night, weaving in & out of traffic faster than a loom can produce a yard of material, with not a care about anyone around them.
With certainty that they own the road with their monster 4×4 “Mud Crusher”, they blindly pushed the speed limit further than most should, the rear wheels slipped out from under them and away they went, towards the toolies, taking out a few other travelers around them. Naturally, the couple of transport trucks that were in the immediate area flew in every direction, trying to avoid the smaller vehicles around them.
Some were lucky, others not so much. Carnage ensued, metal crushing fiberglass & plastics, cars spinning into ditches & each other. The chain reactions lasted about 3 minutes. After that, it was utter chaos trying to find the injured amongst those trying to stay in their vehicles for warmth, as the furious winter storm blows across the accident scene.”
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