This morning on my way to church I had a close shave. I was driving down my street towards the stop sign going about 15 miles per hour. When I applied the brakes, my car didn't stop. Instead it drifted to the right. I fought with the car, turning the steering wheel all the way to the left and continuing to apply the brakes. It was all in vain, as I continued to drift slowly and helplessly to the right. I missed the jeep truck by maybe 2 inches. The two pedestrians and labrador retriever just stood on the corner stupidly watching me drifting towards them. I missed the dog by maybe a foot and finally came to a stop in the middle of the intersection.
On my way back I saw that someone else hadn't been so fortunate. In the exact same intersection, another truck failed to miss the same jeep truck. I assume the pedestrians and dog had moved on by then. When I returned from football later in the morning, I noticed the road finally was salted and cleared. It's a pity it took an accident to get the city to do something about it.