In Reply to: Hold my beer and watch this! posted by CRW on February 11, 2000 at 09:42:39:
Great story. So many of those ridiculous SUV commercials show "drivers" cruising along through hurricanes, falling trees, up vertical inclines, etc. while drinking their coffee and playing with their children, completely oblivious and safe from the external conditions. Many people drive them as if this were true.
A good dose of reality is refreshing. It reminds me of when I lived in North FL about 10 years ago. We had a rare snow/ice storm causing the city to all but shut down. I'd estimate 80% of the vehicles in the ditches were 4x4's. They may have the ability to get moving, but 4wd doesn't help much during braking on low friction surfaces.
90 ///M3 (on its way!!)