Nor are the the laws of physics defiers that their driver think they are on freeways. I dread winter when monstrous 4WD vehicles driven by clueless people fly by me on icy or snowy roads since everyone thinks that 4WD prevents all skidding and makes vehicles stop just as well as they do on a dry road. Don't they notice vehicles just like theirs in ditches and wonder why they are there?
But that was last year's model without the super duper ditch repeller, or another make, another driver, with inferior tires, the wrong color of paint, a lesser trim package, etc. (any excuse for denial).
I came real close to loosing control of an older 4X4 years ago. It was my old 78 Chevy K-5 full time 4X4. It wasn’t ice though nor really was I driving that fast for the vehicles I had owned and driven. I’d driven this road I was on hundreds of times with no problems. But the huge difference was the tires that came stock on the older Blazers. They would grip ice and snow great but would hydroplane in the least bit of water pooled on the road. When it rained I dropped the speed considerably but still kept a death grip on the wheel.