Canadians aged 55 or over are not only more confident winter drivers (27% versus 17% of Canadians aged 18-34), they are also more knowledgeable on how to stay safe on the roads, according to the TD Insurance Winter Driving Poll. "With age comes wisdom, so it's no surprise older Canadians fare better on winter roads," TD notes.
One quarter of Canadians polled admitted they feel anxious, scared or even panicked when they're driving in winter. Thirty-six per said they only drive when they need to when the thermostat drops.
Attitudes toward winter driving often differ between genders. The poll revealed women are more likely than men to avoid driving in the winter (44% versus 29% of men) and to admit they feel anxious (26% versus 10% of men) when driving during snowy months.
However, both men and women say they feel more alert (49% and 54%, respectively) when driving in winter compared to the rest of the year.