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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


pace 7 years, 5 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.

pace 7 years, 5 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.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 5 months ago

perhaps those people you see, are more fitting for the 'only if I absolutely have to" category; unless you're certain that they thought they knew what they were doing.

there are people out there who do know what they're doing; people who have driven in many adverse conditions throughout the years, and understand the danger.

RKLOG 7 years, 5 months ago

Absolutely, and you don't even have to be actually out there at the time of the storm to see the suvs and trucks in the ditch. I see them a day or days afterward, because even the tow truck drivers have sense enough not to go out there until after storm is over and some of the snow has cleared. from the roads

labmonkey 7 years, 5 months ago

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

phoggyhawk 7 years, 5 months ago

What?!! My truck doesn't have super powers? ;)

independant1 7 years, 5 months ago

rule number two, icy dangerous roads are idiot magnets.

Ignignokt 7 years, 5 months ago

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

CLARKKENT 7 years, 5 months ago


CreatureComforts 7 years, 5 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...

gccs14r 7 years, 5 months ago

Having driven in Boston, I agree. Bostonians expect you to know where you're going, how to get there, and hurry up about it already.

Christine Pennewell Davis 7 years, 5 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.

Belinda Rehmer 7 years, 5 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

Flap Doodle 7 years, 5 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.

RoeDapple 7 years, 5 months ago

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

Liberty275 7 years, 5 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.

RKLOG 7 years, 5 months ago

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

RKLOG 7 years, 5 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.

imastinker 7 years, 5 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.

kernal 7 years, 5 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.

Jimo 7 years, 5 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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