Are Winter Tires in the State of Georgia Worth the Cost?
CANADA- The guelphtoday.com writes that winter driving conditions present multiple risks to people on the road. Snow and ice can make roads slick and increase the chances of accidents occurring.*
Winter tires are presented as one way to reduce a driver’s risk of being involved in a weather-related crash. Drivers often think that all-season tires are adequate for drivers in the winter months. In some places, all-weather tires may be adequate, but in places with winter weather, all-season tires are not designed to handle the weather extremes.
In some places in Canada, local governments have discussed making winter tires mandatory in order to reduce the chances of dangerous crashes.
In places like Georgia, all-season tires may hold up in most circumstances. However, even Atlanta experiences freezing weather from time to time, and it is important for drivers to know how to keep themselves safe on cold, icy roads, including using winter tires. In these circumstances, the roads are more dangerous because people are not used to the driving conditions, and the authorities are not accustomed or equipped to clear the roads quickly.
Police warn drivers who take to the roads during bad winter weather not to use their hazard lights just because of the weather. The lights can make other drivers believe that your vehicle is stopped or stalled, and it can make it hard for people to see other lights, such as brake lights, which signal to drivers to slow down. The hazard lights also prevent drivers from using their turn signals which creates other potentially dangerous situations.
According to the police, it is better just to avoid driving on days when the weather makes the roads dangerous. If you do not have to drive, then stay off the roads.
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