Tuesday, 3 February 2009
I'm listening to Radio 4 debating why it is that Britain is totally unable to cope with snow. They are mainly concentrating upon whether there are enough gritters, did the authorities do enough to clear the roads and so on. I can't help but feel that they are missing the point. The Bosnians get swamped by snow on a regular basis, and although they are pretty good on the gritting front they are not perfect. The big difference is that every single car must have winter tyres (and carry snow chains) during the winter months so the cars are able to cope with wintry conditions far better. I can't see the British public buying that as a solution though.