I live in Canada and we get shedloads of snow, dealing with it for months on end is just a part of life. Thing is the first few light snowfalls of the season shows that many have somehow forgot how to drive in it even though they've been doing it for years. A few mm of snow and loads minor accidents occur until memory returns and all of a sudden it's old hat again.
Aye it's the same here, went into town a couple of days ago, on the way in saw vehicles that have come off the road and stuck by the side of the road.
One young lady stood by her car with no coat or hat on, I pulled her car back onto the road and got her on her way before she froze to death.