Instead of being nice and giving us fluffy snow, etc. Mother Nature’s decided to send us a little sleet, a lot of rain, and at the same time, she’s chosen to remove the brains of all the drivers on the road.
Rain, of course, means it’s going to be slippery. Add a tiny bit of ice to it, and explain to me why you feel the need to do 50 in a 35 mile zone with 2 centimeters of space between you and the car in front of you that you’re tailgating?
I’m sure if you did make it to wherever you were going safely, that the two-tenths of a second that you saved by such dangerous maneuvers was the difference between keeping your job and getting lambasted.