What a November commute in Sweden looks like [YouTube Screenshot]
In order to live in Canada, you kinda need to know how to drive in winter. Our winters are notoriously harsh and long-lasting, which can make getting around a real pain in the behind. Everyone I talk to says “Well, we’ve got an extremely cold snowy winter on the way.” We’ve yet to see Old Man Winter hit us with his full force (mind you, we’re not quite halfway through November yet), but I don’t doubt that when he does, there will be plenty of traffic delays and accidents thanks to inclement weather conditions.
But our friends in Sweden have already had to deal with that. I came across this video of a commute home in Stockholm just a couple days ago, and it seems like a scene straight off the 401 in Eastern Ontario in February… With a little less carnage. But could you imagine driving home in THIS on the 9th of November?
I’m sure it’s not like that ALL the time, but keep in mind that Stockholm is about as far north as Churchill, Manitoba – so this kinda makes sense. And you thought us Canadians had it bad.
Mind you, if we visit Sweden’s neighbour to the east, Norway, you get winter drives that look like this:
Then again, when winter does REALLY hit North America, you get stuff like this video shot in Minnesota:
And north of the border, we get fun stuff like this:
Of course, Russia gets pounded by winter every year too… And they’ve all got dashcams to show us just how awful conditions can get there:
Winter is coming. Make sure you car is ready, and drive safely!