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    Default Moaning and Bitching about a bit of snow

    We are complaining about a few inches of snow and the gridlock it causes.
    All the blame is being put on the NRA and the councils, where is the personal
    responsibility here. We expect the councils to be prepared with salt and grit
    and snow ploughs but we think we dont have to do fanny adams.
    Contrary to the public conception here if people on the continent didnt take
    personal action they would not stir either. They will be driving in conditions
    much worse than ours even when treated. They would come to a standstill
    too but they all use snow tires or snow chains, u have ure second set and
    when the weather changes u change and get prepared. We drive round
    on ordinary tyres and expect the council to have the roads all ready for
    us like laying down a red carpet. Before people start oh we have no tyres
    cant get tyres etc what were u doing all the year? We got our warning
    last winter,how many of u have prepared?
    Fail to prepare and u prepare to fail.
    We can blame the goverment for lots of things but not the weather we
    must also make an effort ourselves.Personally i have a 4x4 so dont have
    a prob getting around and thats travelling all untreated roads, but its
    up to each individual to make their own arrangments to a certain degree
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    Completely agree! U tell em ber!!!!

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    I'm not an environmentalist, but it's a bit rich to drive around in a 4x4 all year round and then say 'nay nay na nay nay' for the 10 days when it actually makes sense to do so. A separate set of tires for a few day of bad weather is not a trivial matter for the average driver.

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    It's more fun to blame the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedridden View Post
    I'm not an environmentalist, but it's a bit rich to drive around in a 4x4 all year round and then say 'nay nay na nay nay' for the 10 days when it actually makes sense to do so. A separate set of tires for a few day of bad weather is not a trivial matter for the average driver.
    I drive a 4x4 because i have work for it and use it to haul among other things its not specifically for snow, ure other point then is
    just what im talking about , ure not prepared to buy a set of tires but its fine for councils to have fleets of snow ploughs and
    thousands of tonnes of salt and grit in storage that they most likely will never use. Who will pay for that ? The icy road fairy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedridden View Post
    I'm not an environmentalist, but it's a bit rich to drive around in a 4x4 all year round and then say 'nay nay na nay nay' for the 10 days when it actually makes sense to do so. A separate set of tires for a few day of bad weather is not a trivial matter for the average driver.
    Rrrraaaar... I love a feisty n00b...lol

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    I'm sure if it made economic sense to fit snow tires to every car in Ireland we would be encouraged to do so. I have never yet heard such a suggestion. 1.6 millions cars x 4 tyres x €50 = 32 mil. If gritting the roads cost more than than that, fair enough.
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    Over to you Ber...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESCORK View Post
    Rrrraaaar... I love a feisty n00b...lol
    Love being a n00b. Can say anything (almost) and get away with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedridden View Post
    I'm sure if it made economic sense to fit snow tires to every car in Ireland we would be encouraged to do so. I have never yet heard such a suggestion. 1.6 millions cars x 4 tyres x 50 = 32 mil. If gritting the roads cost more than than that, fair enough.
    First off there is no need to put snow tires on every car in Ireland as they have no need to be all on the road at the same time secondly it is a personal cost which can be spread over many years as if u forecast the tyres would be only used a few days a year, a set of tires would last
    several years and could be traded etc when cars would be changed.
    Third point u think it is fairer burden all tax payers with a cost that they have not generated
    And in conclusion seeing as ure doing mathematics 200 x 1.6 =320 million
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