How fast do you drive in the snow?
This is my first real season going snowboard frequently, and I am wondering how fast do you people drive on the highway going up to the mountains? Yes, I know the speed limit is 40 mph for all vehicle, and the limit for chains is 30 mph (I live in California); but really, how fast do you drive? I know most other states, besides say.. like California, Nevada, Oregon, chains aren't necessarily required; good snow tires work just fine, maybe cause the West Coast US has the friggin' snow, ice melting and freezing, i dunno. I was posting on some car forums, and chains seem like it's unheard of by some people, but it's required by law in Cali.
1. How fast you drive
2. What car you drive / Drivetrain (4wd, FWD, RWD)
3. Type of tires: Snow, All-Season, Traction Cables, Chains, Studded tires
4. Maybe some experience you have encountered or seen
This is not to promote unsafe driving, I know you are suppose to drive at your comfort level, and use your common sense, 4wd/chains does not automatically prevent skidding from braking, etc, etc. I just to know the truth. I've heard of semis going at like 40 or 50 mph when it's snowing.