While they are nervous, a BCAA study has found they are largely unprepared, as 32 percent of drivers employ a wait and see approach when it comes to preparing their vehicles for bad weather.

Twenty-one percent take the wait and see approach a step further and have no plans to winterize their vehicles.

Here on the island, drivers are less prepared than in other parts of the province because of the mild climate and lack of snow.

The study also found that more than 60 percent (66%) of drivers are “more vigilant” during bad weather when it comes to getting their vehicles serviced.

More than 70 (71%) percent of BC drivers label themselves as “poor winter drivers,” while nearly half of the more than 14-hundred (1,443) respondents call BC drivers the worst in Canada.