Do you drive in the snow or stay home?

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  1. amiebutchko profile image85
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    Do you drive in the snow or stay home?

    I am one of those people who is terrified to drive in the snow - especially with kids.  Party tonight, but thinking I gotta cancel with the forecast.  Is it a valid excuse?  3-5 inches expected..... and it could get icy by drive-home time!  Hostess isn't waivering....

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    It all depends. If there's a lot a snow on the roads and the road crews have made no attempt to clean things up, I hate driving. I'll call off from work or change other plans if driving means doing so on those types of roads, if there's been freezing rain, or I'm fairly sure things have melted and refrozen. Some things (even work in my mind) aren't worth risking ones life to attend. As much as you and your children may be looking forward to the party, I think the same thing applies. If you feel uncomfortable driving under those conditions, don't go.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks - I am of the same school of thought.  Thanks so much for the support!!!

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    I always stay home. Of course, I live in Louisiana and we get a snowfall about every five years. I think the most that was ever officially recorded was four inches, but you had to measure fast before the sun got to bright.

    In reality, because it does not snow much hear, driving can be very dangerous, because people do not know how to do it and the local governments do not have the equipment to clear up the areas where it might accumulate and cause an accident.

    Usually, most businesses announce that only key personnel should come in--I always thought that was a trick to see if people really think they are contributing to the place where they work.

  4. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    Growing up in Chicago you pretty much get use to the snow, so if I have something to do, I have no problem going out in the snow. The snow doesn't bother me at all.

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      christiananrkistposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      i know what you mean. especially in chicago where traffic can be crazy you learn to drive in almost any condition

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    christiananrkistposted 4 years ago

    i live in wisconsin. staying home isn't always an option. even if a foot of snow is forecast, nothing shuts down. we all must still go to work and even most schools will still be open.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all your responses!  I love to know the different takes on this issue.  Mostly, so I can measure my own irrationality!!!!

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      christiananrkistposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol. its a difficult thing to measure.

  6. MargaritaEden profile image73
    MargaritaEdenposted 4 years ago

    I would stay home, I am afraid of driving in the snow.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      MargaritaEden, I am terrified of driving in the snow, too!!!!  It makes me act like a crazy person!

  7. DDE profile image26
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    I stay home it is so much better than to danger myself out there in the snow.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks DDE.  Just what I want to hear!  So many people make me feel guilty when I cancel plans because of snow, but truly, it is not worth risking an accident.

  8. ktnptl profile image81
    ktnptlposted 4 years ago

    I love driving in snow, although it is very risky. You can control your vehicle but what if others can not control their vehicle and hit you? So it is an adventurous part to drive in snow.  If I have to go out, I really don't mind going out in snow.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your answer matches your hub picture!  Make things happen!  I wish I could be more adventurous, too....

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    dragonflycolorposted 4 years ago

    I drive in the snow because I need to.  I have kids to get to school, I need to get to work.  I wish I didn't because of the increase of accidents on the road, but it must be done if I want to pay my heat bill for the winter.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I understand, Dragonflycolor.  I often think of the people who have to get to work like that and get the kids to school, having to go to work.  I can only imagine how tough the snow can be on you on those days.

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      dragonflycolorposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's frustrating, but I try not to complain too much because people in Alaska have to trek through worse.

  10. Kolin Harrison profile image70
    Kolin Harrisonposted 4 years ago

    I drive! The scary thing about driving in the snow is the people around you. It's hard enough to not get into accidents because of other people when there isn't snow. When there is snow my fear of other drivers spikes! But, not driving in the snow isn't possible with work and other duties. I've just got to keep my eyes open for crazy drivers that don't know how to handle their car in the snow.

  11. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago

    Stay home because no matter how experienced you are in driving in snow, you have no control over the other guy who isn't and could slam into you.  Good luck.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Kathleen.  What I wanted to hear to make me feel like I was doing the right thing!

 
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