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Location: Delaware Beach
Vehicle: '07 SLK 280
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MD/VA/DC drivers, what happens when it rains?
OK, this is not a digg (ok maybe a little) against the drivers of the greater Washington DC and Baltimore area... this is all in fun plus I really want to know what really happens when it rains.
Let me back track. I gained my driving privileges on June 15, 1990 in the great state of Pennsylvania, back when there was no road test. Ok, the road test was driving your own car in the parking lot of the State Police parking lot with a Trooper riding shotgun for all of 5 minutes. No real road test. This short test determined weather or not you were granted the privilege to drive at the age of 16. Hardly a breeding ground for graduating good, safe, well mannered drivers. So, what I'm saying is I have no room to talk when it comes to coming from a state with with bad drivers.
Ok, that's clear now...
So the question to my neighbors to the west. Why do you collectively become bad drivers at the slightest inkling of any kind of precipitation? I know you do from experience... I worked this weekend. On Saturday I handled 5 traffic accidents all caused by or involving motorists from the greater DC/Baltimore area, all while it rained or just after it rained. This always happens! I see it on the traffic watch on your news stations that we get here on Delmarva, so I know these aren't isolated incidents of not knowing your surroundings. You are bad drivers in your own areas when it rains too. Was your driver's training as lacking as mine was in Pennsylvania?
Now, I know none of the my fellow forum members are bad drivers. Like I said above this is not a digg to my SLK driving comrades but since many of you reside in the area around our lovely nations capital and beyond, maybe you can offer some insight as to why this mysterious phenomenon happens.