I really need some advice on the best route to take that's going to be the safest. Driving a midsize car with my mom and she seems to think going west then cutting up through California is the safest way. What makes more sense to me is to find the most direct route because there's going to be weather no matter what route you take. Her issue is driving through the midwest and areas that are going to have lots of bad weather, blizzards, black ice, etc. But I am very up to date on weather tracking and keeping an eye on traffic conditions with the weather. PLEASE help end this argument. It's going to be the death of me.