Remember back in 2014 when there was a snowstorm in Atlanta that was so bad, people were stuck on the highway for more than a day? And by snowstorm, I mean two inches of snow fell. That particular incident is a fun example of unpreparedness but you can at least forgive the people of Atlanta as they're not used to snow all that often, except for things like that other storm in 2011 and 2010 and 2009 and, well, it snows in Atlanta. It happens every year. But it also happens pretty much everywhere north of Florida these days and for some reason, every single year, the moment it hits the ground, everyone forgets how to drive, or even how cars work.
Look at that. You got the spinturn in the middle, and the needle to let you know if you need to sing louder. All set!
Every year, winter shows up and a large portion of the population seems as flabbergasted as a dog trying to figure out calculus, which is silly because dogs excel at algebra and little else.
Most of these stories will say it's likely due to the suddenness of the particular storm, but is it really sudden? Is weather that happens every year at the same time truly sudden? Even assuming the forecast didn't call for snow, which it probably did in most cases, isn't being surprised by snow in the winter like being surprised that a boner looks obvious in bicycle shorts? These things necessarily go together and always have.
This year, I happened to have the good fortune to be out shopping during the first serious snowfall in my neck of the woods and I literally had to go full GTA to avoid being destroyed by two separate yet equally baffled drivers who didn't realize that going twice the speed limit on a snow-covered road means your brakes aren't going to be all up to snuff. I was both fast and, to a degree, furious, as I managed to make my way into a lane usually reserved for oncoming traffic in an effort to not be smeared across the road by an SUV. Then, a short time later, I hopped a curb to avoid a rusty Corolla that seemed to be manned by a near-sighted chimp.