So i'm from Vancouver and i've gotten to experience watching Californians drive in the snow twice now and it's a true spectacle. I'm going to go pro it next time.
Btu seriously Don't be fucking retarded.
If highway patrol says chains, put your fukcing chains on, buy them there or turn around. Im tired of other people wasting my time because they think they can get through with a rear wheel drive car/suv/truck because they're too cheap to buy chains.
If they say chains, there's usually a reason.
Rule #2 if you spin and out and block both lanes DO NOT DECIDE THAT"S A GOOD TIME TO PUT YOUR CHAINS ON. Move your fucking car out of the way first and then do it. Also if you're going to put your chains on, pull to the side of the damn road.
Alright so if you decide to get cables make sure they're tight enough or you're just goign to spin out even worse and break them. I would just buy the ones that tighten on their own, they're the best.
Seriously the most frustrating thing i've had to go through twice because people are stupid down here.