(Closed) Winter Driving…Does it freak you out?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are you scared of winter driving?
    Yes : (107 votes)
    55 %
    No : (88 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t mind driving in the snow, I have no problem doing it.  I just worry about the first storm of the year, and all the morons that forget you can’t drive the same way in the snow and cause massive accidents.  I try to avoid driving on those days if I can/

    Post # 4
    1420 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    No, not really.  I live around central Maryland. It’s rare for us to get really dangerous snows.  We can get snow which can cause many accidents, but I don’t see where we have many fatal accidents due to snow/ice. 

    I imagine up there in Ontario it’s quite another story!  It might freak me out there too!

    Post # 5
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Yes it freaks me out.  You can be as careful as you feel you need to be but there’s always someone out there driving like an idiot.  Granted where I live we only get snow a couple times a year but it does plow through here bad.  I also dont possess the ability to work from home.

    Post # 6
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a pretty tiny car that doesnt do wonderfully in adverse weather conditions… so yes! However, I got new tires so Im hoping that helps this year!

    Post # 7
    9689 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yeah, I like snow but I hate driving in it. At least in my car that is so low to the ground.  I don’t mind driving around town as much but I hate having to go on the highways when people are driving faster than they should.

    I’m not really worried about a serious accident (I drive too slow for that) but I don’t want to go into the ditch and have to have someone come pull me out.

    I didn’t mind when I drove an SUV though, it was easier than my car.

    Post # 8
    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I do not drive in the snow, period. I always try to get a ride and if I can’t then I call out of work. 

    Post # 9
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @sweetchiquita12:  No snow here, but when it rains the traffic can get really, really bad! Especially during the first few big storms. I think I would be scared driving in the snow all of the time though! Stay safe up there! 🙂

    Post # 10
    11657 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @sweetchiquita12:  I’ve had my winter tires on for a month, I know that after the first snowfall it’s always a pain to get in to have it done so we always do it early (and insurance requires them to be on by Nov 1st for the discount).  I’m not at all bothered by winter driving – especially here in Southern Ontario. I’m from the east cost (NL specifically) and I get a kick out of what’s considered a storm here. 

    I do understand why people are aprehensive to drive in the snow here – a lot of people really have no idea how to handle it and create dangerous situations for themselves and other drivers.  I did see 5 accidents in the space of 1km on Saturday as I was leaving Cathcart/Brantford.

    Post # 11
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yes and no. I’m not too worried about myself, just worried about everyone else and their sudden inability to comprehend that no, the sky is not falling, it’s just snow. We get it every year. C’mon, people.

    Post # 13
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pixiecat:  +1 I don’t mind driving in the snow at all, I just worry about everyone ELSE who doesn’t know how to drive in it and cause accidents!

    Post # 14
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I haaaaaaate winter driving, but not as much as I did previously when I lived in a neighbourhood that was highly populated by young and rich Asian students whose parents had gifted them Beemers. I legit watched this one guy hit five cars in my university parking lot on the first snow.

    That said, I don’t think it’s their fault or anything to do with “Asians being bad drivers”–they’re newcomers to Canada and often have never driven in winter before, so they just don’t have the background. I’m sure after the first snow they all adjust and get it right!

    Post # 15
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I spent 10 years living in Vermont. No amount of snow scares me any more!

    Post # 16
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    im with u..i hate snow n mostly i hate drivin in it around drivers who dont know how to drive in it…i get a serious case of road rage and cant stand idiot drivers lol

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