Take a front wheel drive car on all season radials, add a layer of ice to the street and to your driveway, then teach yourself how to drive on slick surfaces. When you do get the car up the driveway, be sure nothing is behind you as you slide backwards into the street. I’ve always heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result. Based on that definition, this driver is clearly insane.
Want to know how to handle conditions like this? First, salt, sand, grit or kitty litter is your friend. Throw it down on the ice in the driveway, otherwise all you’re going to do is slide backwards as soon as you lock the brakes. Less wheelspin would probably be a good thing as well, so try starting in second gear instead of first. Since you’re driving a front wheel drive car, you’ll actually get better traction if you try backing up the driveway instead of pulling forward up it. You need some kind of traction first, which this car simply doesn’t have. Bald tires? Summer only tires? Cheap tires? It’s hard to say, but if you live where conditions get this bad (the video is from Minnesota), winter tires are a “must have” item and not a luxury.
Sometimes you need to know when to admit defeat. If you can’t get traction, do you really think that sitting in the road, perpendicular to traffic, is a good idea? Think there may be a chance that other drivers would have a similar problem, and maybe hit you broadside? I’d have aimed for the snow on the lawn, which would give you better traction than glare ice. In conditions like this, parking it on the sidewalk would have worked, too.