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Will you still drive in bad winter weather?

Response Percent Votes
Only if I absolutely have to.
 
54% 532
Slick roads don’t bother me. I know what I’m doing.
 
33% 329
No way. I don’t leave my couch.
 
11% 107
Total 968

Comments

Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 3 months ago

I have no problem driving in bad winter weather. Lived in Anchorage for 6 years - gained a ton of experience (7-8 months a year).

Last Christmas morning I was coming home from work (had worked Christmas Eve night) and pulled 3 cars and 1 SUV out of snow drifts/ditches. I was rewarded by sliding into the ditch myself turning into my driveway (couldn't see where the driveway began and the ditch ended so I had to guesstimate)... sometimes no matter how much experience you have mother nature is going to getcha.

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Jimo 3 years, 3 months ago

Didn't we have a massive pileup on 70 about a year ago because a bunch of morons decided they couldn't bother to stay in town on a Sunday despite weather warnings?

Question: did the taxpayer have to pay for cleaning up that mess? Or were the irresponsible parties billed? Where is the Tea Party when we need it?

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kernal 3 years, 3 months ago

Having just come home from downtown, I would say most have no idea how to drive in bad weather since they don't even know how to drive in good. In a two block distance, two cars turned from the left lane in front of me on my green light then blocked traffic, one ran a red light and and the third idiot turned left onto Kentucky off 7th St.

The only time I drive in bad weather is if someone is dying or if I absolutely have to get to work. It's winter; I stocked up. The exception is ice; if the cops are having a hard time getting around, there's no good reason for me to add to the problem.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

The more you stay off the roads the less potholes.

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imastinker 3 years, 3 months ago

Those options bothered me too. I've driven about a million miles in my driving career, and am accident free. I frequently drive up north, last week in Minnesota and Wisconsin and Illinois. The roads were very slick at times, and I had 2000 miles to go.

The roads here are only very occasionally bad enough to be truly dangerous, like right after a big storm with freezing rain. The rest of the time caution and a little extra time go a long way.

What choice did I have? I had to work.

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RKLOG 3 years, 3 months ago

Seriously, this has always bothered me. Now I know why there's always some idiot in an suv in a ditch during these things. I always figured that driving one of those things the way they do in icy conditions was because somehow the family cat had commandeered the vehicle. Now I'm realizing that the family cat probably would have more sense.

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RKLOG 3 years, 3 months ago

Now we know why the streets are flooded with fools during a blizzard.

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Liberty275 3 years, 3 months ago

The jeep or the subaru have it covered. I don't even drive the vette in the rain if I can help it.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 3 months ago

With 2.5 million accident free miles behind me I hope I know what I'm doing by now . . .

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 3 months ago

Remember that no matter how much you paid for your vehicle or how many of its wheels are powered you are still subject to the laws of physics.

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Belinda Rehmer 3 years, 3 months ago

I also was disappointed with the options. I chose "I know what I'm doing" to be saying I am extra aware of those around me and take extra cation while driving. I do not have the option of not going to work just because of bad weather, and after all it is Kansas, no matter what the roads (weather) are like at any given time, conditions will change in an hour! lol

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BABBOY 3 years, 3 months ago

I would say with some certainty that if you are stupid enough to say that slick roads do not bother you, then you do not really know what you are doing.

Think about that while the tow truck is pulling your 4 by 4 out of the ditich.

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Christine Pennewell Davis 3 years, 3 months ago

Heck I don't drive if I don't have to now, so this one is easy nope not driving but like pace won't be sitting on the couch.

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CreatureComforts 3 years, 3 months ago

As a Bostonian, I must say that out of these 27% of people who "know what they are doing", I have come across about 2 of them in my 8 years in Lawrence...

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Ignignokt 3 years, 3 months ago

If slick roads don't bother you and you know what you're doing; then you know to stay off the roads!

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consumer1 3 years, 3 months ago

rule number one when driving in bad weather expect to encounter idiots on the road. They won't dissapoint you.

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labmonkey 3 years, 3 months ago

How about a choice where they do bother you, but you have to drive them or not get paid.

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pace 3 years, 3 months ago

I do worry that we have so many whothink they can drive in bad weather because they know what they are doing. I haven't seen the combination too often, usually what I see is some one driving on ice who don't know what they are doing. they are really dangerous.

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pace 3 years, 3 months ago

Felt bad the only choice to stay off the road is the couch remark. I don't drive in bad weather, I do not sit on the couch. The choice should be I stay off the road and bake or make great soups.

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