Ouch. That makes two friends damaging their cars in 48 hours. (Though at least you didn't damage anyone else's.)
If you fail at being a Swede, it's because this country fails at providing the basic environment for proper nuture of being a Swede.
- Gritting last night: fail
- Snow tyres/chains on cars: fail
My commiserations. You don't need this.
In my automatic, I put the 'snow' mode on, which did make life easier on King James Way. The car parked directly opposite our steep yet short drive survived as a result
The first time I ever came a cropper due to freezing conditions was on a motorbike, back when I was a teenager. I was heading home after night shift, and I knew
that a particular corner was always wet, and that it would probaby be black ice. I approached that corner at a walking pace. I gently turned it. Unfortunately, my progrewss vector failed to change, and I just slid slowly, gracefully even, sideways until I reached the curb, at which point I gently toppled over, badly damaging my dignity but nothing else.Edited at 2009-01-05 11:17 am (UTC)