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73% of Us Are Scared to Drive in Snow + More Winter Driving Stats

A lot of people have had to drive in snow this week, especially here in North Texas & Southern Oklahoma.

I’ve had to get out in it a couple of times the last couple of days. In fact, my son’s car got stuck in a snow drift while he was driving home from work.

So, I think it’s safe to say, almost NO ONE enjoys the experience!

A new survey found 73% of Americans are scared to drive in snow and ice.

One in seven have NO confidence in themselves in these kinds of conditions.

Here are five more quick stats on winter driving:

  1. People in the Northeast are the most likely to say they hate driving in snow, followed by people in the South. Both were just slightly higher than average.
  2. Women and young people are more likely to say it’s intimidating. 23% of women said they’re not confident at all, compared to just 8% of men.  (Maybe because guys are a bit TOO overconfident about their abilities?)
  3. Over half of us have gotten a car stuck in the snow before.
  4. 48% of us were never taught how to drive in winter conditions. 35% don’t know what to do if their car starts to skid. And one in three have been in a winter weather-related crash.
  5. The top things we do when the roads start to feel dangerous are:  Slow down, turn down our music to focus, and one in four said they just start praying.


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