I'm sorry. Where I live no one knows how to drive. Or so I'm told, I don't know how to drive but my sister almost always comes back with some story about some jerk who can't drive. It's kind of amazing how many horrible drivers are out there.
I've been on those highways in the summertime and I would much prefer them over the massively crowded ones here leading in/out of Toronto. But I guess winters a different story. We got 10cm of snow last night and the traffic reporters were advising to tack on double the amount of travel time this morning than it would usually take. A bus wiped out on an off ramp, numerous other wipeouts... and so many train delays it wasn't funny.
I mean we live in Canada... you'd think that people would know how to drive in the snow by now.
That all being said, I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Generally the highway is fine. I also prefer Calgary to the ones around Toronto, driving those was slightly terrifying for me. But the drivers here are far more stupid, I think. I also think its easier to get a license here than other places. If my test is anything to go by, anyway.