- Even if you drive your car with the skill of a figure-skater, most other people drive on ice like I dance. Painful to watch and a hazard to others! Why give them the chance to crash into you? Stay home if you can. Drive very carefully if you must drive.
- If you slide and crash, the accident will probably be classified as an at-fault accident by your insurance carrier. At-fault accidents can make your premiums go up more than other types of claims. Why take the risk of a rare day or two of ice?
- Because snow and ice are rare events here, cities like Beaverton and Hillsboro and the county have minimal preparedness to improve icy roads.
- Many may remember the ice storm of several years ago. I remember it took me three stressful hours to get home from Lake Oswego, where I worked at the time, up Highway 217, to Farmington, to my home. I saw dozens of accidents along the way.
Instead, brew up your warm comfort (peppermint schnapps in hot-chocolate?), kick back the recliner, read that good book, or call someone you should love.
As someone who has taken dozens of ice and snow crash claim calls over the years, I'd say stay home if you can.