People Can’t Drive!

Yesterday, as I’m sure you’re aware, we got a ton of rain. I was out when it really started coming down, and I noticed a couple things. People are afraid of water, and they should be, especially when you can’t see more than 20 feet in front of you. But, on flooded streets, where the water is say half a foot or so at the high point in the road, it’s not a very good idea to slow down or stop. When you’re going 10 mph and you hit a deeper puddle, you’re going to come to a near stop and most likely stall. I know this because I drove the Mustang through water that was just less than half the height of the car (the line was just under the hood lip) and didn’t stall out, but Jeeps and Ford Rangers died in the exact same spot. And, when you see cars that stall out, most of the time they’re at a stop sign because people actually stop at them when streets are flooded. Meh, I don’t know. Sure, it’s not something that happens every day, but it does happen.

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