One Child's Dream, an Adult's Nightmare

So we've been due for snow at least twice now this winter. And not much has been delivered

If you're a kid, snow is one of the best things to happen. However, if you're an adult with responsibilities, it's not the best thing to happen to you.

This Week 

And this Friday, the rare occurrence of snowfall finally came. Calling it snowfall, however, actually might be a bit of an overstatement.

The snow came more as measly flurries, and thankfully nothing even close to the behemoth of a snowstorm that we received last year around February.

Temperatures on Friday dropped as low as 20 degrees, and although roads were not packed with snow, a flux of crashes occured.Reportedly, APD and other emergency workers had to work on at least 5 wrecks on Georgia, Western, Ross, Eastern, and the Loop. A two-car crash on I-40 and Ross even required emergency workers to free crash victims from their vehicles.

The Factors

Snowy weather, a ton of construction that can sometimes make navigating at crossways confusing, and questionable driving are all the perfect ingredients for what we saw on friday.

And even though snowy or cold conditions can make crashes occur more often, sometimes we need to look at our driving more than anything else. From checking our phones while driving (I get it, the temptation is right there), to getting distracted by something or someone inside or outside of our cars, or just plain reckless driving; all of these are what make driving as risky as it is for us.

So this winter season, lets do ourselves some favors and try to drive carefully.

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