Maybe most of you had seen this already but someone with 40 yeas experience maintaining the most popular road on LOTW weighed in about speed when driving on ice. Based on my observations I think he’s pretty spot on. The fact is, 25” of ice can safely support nearly 40 tons of weight. 5-6 tons of vehicle weight isn’t going to have any impact on that ice at all no matter how fast you drive. I think the only thing he failed to cover is that driving fast on thin ice does indeed cause problems.
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The point here isn’t that it’s ok to drive fast on the ice. It’s more about the factors that actually cause cracks and dangerous situations on ice roads isn’t linked to speed. It’s about natural factors that people should be aware of. If anything you should still drive slow and keep close eye out for hazards like wet cracks.