Okay... We just got back from a little trip up to Ryan's house so he could sign us up for a loan that'll make it so we can make quite a bit of money saving up for life insurance (too much info for one paragraph to sustain, so.. we'll leave it at that)
Anyway, on our way home, it began to snow, and snow quite a bit harder than I've ever seen it snow in Utah in October.
It got to the point where we couldn't see the freeway (the trip was about an hour total) because of all the whipping snow all over the place... So what did I do? I turned off my headlights, being careful to keep my parking lights on, so as to not become completely invisible.
Heh... Well, before I give that away, I simply must say that I learned this trick while commuting to Weber State College quite a few years back during the winter. When the snow would get horrible, I'd just flip the headlights off (again, making sure my parking lights were still on) and something magical would happen. What was it?
Turning off your headlights in a snow storm makes it incredibly easy to see the road, and not the mass of snow flying at your car.
Of course, this depends highly upon the environment of the road upon which you are travelling. If there are no lights anywhere close to the road (including other cars on the road), then it might be harder to see the road with your headlights off.
But generally, while I'm travelling on a moderately-lit freeway during a snow storm at night-time, I just turn off my headlights, and I can magically go much faster than the cars around me. hehe.... Seriously... Tonight, at one point, the snow was absolutely horrible
, and at that moment, I had already turned my headlights off. I noticed the cars around me were doing around 35 on the freeway, while I was doing 55. I quickly turned my headlights back on, and I literally couldn't see the road anymore!!
It even scared my wife! (not that scaring her is too terribly hard, anyway...) So, I quickly turned my lights back off and was on my merry way.
Anyway... I had my wife try to take a couple of pictures of the amount of snow coming down, while driving through it, but it didn't turn out really well...
...until I upped the brightness and contrast to 120 in gimp. Then the snow showed up really nicely.