"We are used to dry weather, we are used to sunny and hot and a lot of times the rain or the snow kind of catches us off guard, and we just don't know how to drive in that kind of weather," said Terry Garrett, Assistant Director and Driving Instructor at Drive Trainers.
He attributes the rain related crashes to Lubbock drivers not adjusting their driving.
"Once we get ice or snow or rain on the roads, we tend to drive the same way that we do in the dry weather and that is what messes things up," said Garrett.
Lubbock residents we spoke with say they've noticed it too.
"Many times it snows we don't slow down like we should. I think we all are guilty of that sometimes, we just have to be careful," said Wayne Allison.
"People just, they don't drive, acclimate to the weather and make sure that they are driving for the conditions," said Debbie Aranda.
"We're not used to snow we're not used to ice. We're not used to really bad fog so anytime any of those conditions arise you've just got to keep an extra eye out for everybody else," said Byron Lanham.
Garrett says he's seen bad driving in inclement weather for as long as he can remember. As a driving instructor he tries to prepare his students for adverse conditions.
"If there is a little bit of rain if there is a little bit of snow kind of give them the feel for how they are going to be driving in those weather conditions," said Garrett.
He has tips to help keep you safe: slow down and be especially careful on overpasses and underpasses since, those are the most dangerous roads in bad weather.
"We can handle ice, we can handle rain it's just when we start driving too fast on those conditions that's whenever skids and collisions occur," said Garrett.
Garrett says they do offer a defensive driving course in which they cover how to drive in adverse weather conditions. Their website is www.drivetrainers.com.