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  •  Totally agree about empty parking lots. (4+ / 0-)

    My first and second cars were stick shift...and I lived in an area that gets a ton of snow every winter.

    So, although I was never on the spectrum, I certainly needed a huge amount of experience driving in snowy/icy conditions.

    One of the things you need to know is how to steer out of a spin.  Another one is: never brake on a patch of ice, even when there's a stop sign.  (At 17 I wrecked the car, but Mom was in the passenger seat yelling "Don't hit the brake!  Don't hit the brake!" right when my foot was hitting the brake....)

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:44:06 PM PST

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    •  My dad was more prone to lonely country roads (3+ / 0-)
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      with corn fields on both sides.. then I'd be driving along and he'd reach over and slam on the breaks and I'd have to get out of it. I think I was like 13 at the time too. And this was in his big pick up not the small car. But I'll tell you what, when I was grown and had my license I could just handle a skid without thought.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:18:25 PM PST

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