Here we go again the only country in Europe that cannot handle a bit of snow. Last night here we had -10 and about 10cm snow and no problems getting to work this morning. When will they get winter tyres???. bellow 7 deg they operate better than summer tyres so it does not just make driving safer in snow.
to make it worthwhile taking appropriate measures. Applies to the average driver and councils alike - it's just not viable to spend loadsa money on something that, nowadays, rarely occurs. If anything a few hours on a skid pan is probably the best way to economically prepare yourself for this kind of weather and have a refresher every now and again.
A number of years ago, we had friends who had emigrated to Canada, and were on an home visit to the UK. They got stranded in London, because the rail companies had stated that the services couldn't run, due to the wrong type of snow and/or leaves on the rails. They were utterly ashamed as to how the UK had gone down the pan, that they decided never to bother to visit again.
for various reasons, have no choice about whether or not they go out in the snow tomorrow. I'm one of them, and so is my wife. Like lots of others we have work obligations - she to her patients and me to my clients. Quite apart from that, if we don't work we don't get paid.
The country can't just stop functioning because a little bit of snow falls, and I'll feel free to moan about the weather if I want to.