HAHA! Lovin' your Impreza, myrt.
Alaska roads suck. I pass people on the left a LOT, so a lot of my chips are on the passenger side. I've driven the car north and south in Alaska where it can get a little wild. I do tend to follow people closely, though, if I'm stuck behind them. I only do it when I'm confident that I can avoid a sudden stop. I've never been in a collision with others, only snowbanks.
My next car won't be driven as harshly, though, AND it'll have clear bra anyways.