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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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It is the drivers who forgot how to drive in snow.  Too much in a hurry.

Nov 30, 2015 11:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It is both. The snow and weather is unpredictable because you can't see ice underneath. Then you have inexperienced drivers and those that think they can navigate in anything and don't use enough caution.

Nov 30, 2015 08:49 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Here it's the drivers more than the snow.  We have many diplomats and embassy staff from around the world who have never seen the stuff!  Gets interesting.

Nov 30, 2015 08:45 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Albuquerque just ranked second for the country's worst drivers.  Need I say more?

 

Nov 30, 2015 09:04 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Here in the south, I'm convinced that on the rare occassion we have some snow, it's all about the drivers.

Nov 30, 2015 07:45 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning William. It takes much more care and awareness. It has much more to do with the driver.

Nov 30, 2015 05:28 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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William Feela it's the drivers who do not know how to drive in such weather....

Nov 30, 2015 03:44 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Generally it's the drivers that think when the sign says 45 mph, they go 55 or more, rain, sleet, snow, ice, it doesn't matter. Then they get mad at all the other drivers, because they went in the ditch or hit something.

Nov 30, 2015 12:10 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Drivers!

Nov 30, 2015 10:34 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
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If it snows in Houston, you can bet it's the drivers!

Nov 30, 2015 10:32 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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In Atlanta it is the Drivers for sure.  Last year we had an ice storm and it took my hubby 8 hours to drive 8 miles.

Nov 30, 2015 09:30 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Both if your car is not able to handle a winter. Even I live now in SoCal, I used to live in Ukraine, so I know a thing or two about driving crazy:) 

Nov 30, 2015 09:01 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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William,

I think people are freaked by change, especially when driving.  When we have rainstorms, we experience similar craziness.  Our roads get slick and sometimes flood.  Caution is the operative word.  A

Nov 30, 2015 08:55 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think mainly it's the other drivers. So many people like to drive too fast for conditions...at least in my area. I never go faster than the speed at which I want to slide off the road. And that's not very fast. 

Nov 30, 2015 08:37 AM
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Both. Some folks just do not know how to drive.

Nov 30, 2015 05:22 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many people in my area are likely inexperienced with driving in the snow.  My area has a large proportion of immigrants from around our beautiful world.  Many people also do not have snow / winter tires.  I have found them to be much better for winter driving than all season tires.

Nov 30, 2015 02:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of the Maryland drivers have limited experience with driving in the snow and the removal equipment is sometimes inadequate. So, we have a combination of issues with major winter storms.

Nov 30, 2015 09:30 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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A little of both William.

Nov 30, 2015 09:06 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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hmm, I would not know nor do I want to. Our average Winter temperature is 72* and Sunny

Nov 30, 2015 08:54 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Unfortunately, when we are out there driving in winter conditions, we not only have to drive for ourselves but take into consideration what the other person might do... or might not be able to do because they are traveling too fast.  Such as sliding through lights or not being able to make turns.  I am always aware of this when driving in inclement weather conditions.  I'm always aware in ALL conditions.

Nov 30, 2015 08:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Probably a little of both!

Nov 30, 2015 08:29 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Drivers due to poor preparation and foresight.

Nov 30, 2015 09:45 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Probably the drivers.  I know that is the case in Dallas where we are just not use to those conditions.

Nov 30, 2015 09:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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It is both. 

Nov 30, 2015 09:23 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

People driving 4 wheel drive vehicles hands down. Some of them don't seem to understand that 4 wheel drive is basically useless on ice and drive as tho its an 85 degree sunny day.

Nov 30, 2015 09:06 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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If the snow were not their would the drivers still be crazy?

In most cases snow is the excuse and the amplifier of embedded bad driving habits.

Nov 30, 2015 09:04 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The drivers of course! How quickly they forget!

Nov 30, 2015 08:34 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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Maybe it is a little of both.

Nov 30, 2015 01:05 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Stay home to avoid trouble..... 

Nov 30, 2015 10:09 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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Drivers hands down

Dec 19, 2016 06:12 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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It's the ice base that we get here before a snow, making it impossible to drive in - even with experienced drivers who are used to the snow!

Dec 12, 2016 05:47 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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William - I think it is the drivers, who are not used to driving in the snow.

Dec 03, 2015 07:32 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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In Texas,  it's the drivers!  Rain, ice or snow. 

Dec 01, 2015 10:05 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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Drivers without doubt

Dec 01, 2015 05:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Don't ask me --- far too many Californians have difficulty driving in the best of weather.  I can't imagine what would happen with a winter storm.

Dec 01, 2015 04:32 AM
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John Meussner
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Definitely the drivers.  Of course, ice is dangerous, but snow is easy to drive in if you take the time to learn how.  

Dec 01, 2015 03:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Considering that they shut down the state in the south everytime they get a millimeter of snow or ice and we routinely drive on ice and deep snow, I would say that it is the drivers.

Dec 01, 2015 02:26 AM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
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As one of those terrible drivers who is scared of the snow - I take full responsibility. It's the drivers!

Patricia Kennedy and Lise Howe fellow DC area residents, you'll be happy to know I simply don't go anywhere when it snows.

Dec 01, 2015 01:07 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The drivers...

Nov 30, 2015 11:58 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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William Feela In my area it is the drivers. We don't get that much snow except we get a big storm every couple of years or so. Inexperienced snow drivers here.

Nov 30, 2015 11:10 PM