AccuWeather released the results of a national survey of how winter weather conditions affect consumer behavior. The AccuWeather MinuteCast study polled 1,000 respondents across the United States about their winter travel habits.
Here are some findings from the survey:
- 87 percent of respondents give themselves an extra 30 minutes when heading out on the road during wintery conditions (Midwesterners gave themselves the most time)
- 58 percent would not brave the roads for holiday shopping if the forecast calls for at least four inches of snow
- 35 percent of Southerners would delay shopping if the forecast calls for one to three inches of snow
- 33 percent of respondents from the Northeast said it would take a more significant forecast — of seven to nine — to prevent them from driving
“As the world’s weather leader, AccuWeather understands correlations between weather and consumer behavior through the use of complex data, robust analytics and additional consumer insights,” said Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman, AccuWeather, Inc.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.