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07-09-2012, 07:52 PM
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No, you're in the ignorant majority actually.
AWD and 4x4 will do nothing to slow your car down faster on ice and snow. All it will help you do is gain traction to get rolling. It's people with the same opinion as you that make the roads that much more unsafe during the winter months.
There's nothing safer in icy conditions than FWD with proper winter tires. I wish AB would impose the same bylaws that Quebec did a few years ago and make proper winter tires mandatory after a cut off in october.
I understand the point you are trying to make, but straight line stopping is literally the only scenario in which AWD has no advantage. Even then it is equal, I fail to see how it is safer. There is no power being put to any wheels at any point during braking, regardless of AWD/FWD/RWD so what would the difference be? Or are you simply referencing the tendency for AWD/4x4 people to drive like idiots thinking they are invincible? Which I would agree with - and I drive an AWD.
But I'll tell you, when it dumps and I have to get out of my alley, I got stuck numerous times with FWD and winter tires, whereas with AWD and all seasons, I have not even been close to getting stuck, and my AWD is lower.
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