TyreSafe Explains Winter Tyre safety

TyreSafe Explains Winter Tyre safety- Another video from the Tyresafe series of safety videos

TyreSafe Explains Winter Tyre safety

TyreSafe Explains Winter Tyre safety

This is the time of year when we in the tyre trade, hammer the public with winter tyre facts. Of course, I am certainly no exception. Hence, I am also convinced that road accidents increase during the long dark nights, combined with bad winter weather. Because every day we hear about road accidents closing motorways and generally giving the motorists a hard time.

I am also convinced, that we are all responsible, for looking after our cars and preparing them for the winter to come. Who knows what the winter weather will throw at us? As a result, one of the important things that we as responsible drivers ,can do is to fit winter tyres onto our cars. We have all seen the carnage and confusion that a heavy snowfall can bring.

TyreSafe Explains Winter Tyre safety

here in Halifax the first thing that happens, is gridlock. Pellon Tyres is situated on a hill. Therefore, when it snows for the first time. The traffic starts to slow down. As expected the buses are the first to slow things down. Hence, the cars following the buses, begin to skid. Every thing grinds to halt. Sometimes the snow may stop and other times it carries on through the night.

The next day we grit our teeth and get ready for the onslaught of drivers wanting to buy winter tyres. I am not complaining, but I do wish that they would give a little thought and fit winter tyres in advance of winters arrival. Wishful thinking I suppose.

Eric Roberts

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Wet roads, cold temperatures, snow and ice can all contribute to potentially dangerous slip ups such as loss of grip aquaplaning and longer stopping distances. See how winter weather tyres can help keep you safe in these conditions with demonstrations from TyreSafe.org