The 2013 Weather GDT
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03-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Wrongo. If it's straight ice and everyone slows right down, everyone gets home safe. Your macho BS is far worse than people driving according to the conditions.
Yup. I'm a big fan of arriving at the destination, even if it's later than expected.
Furthermore, if you're not able to properly respond to someone driving slower, that is precisely why you SHOULD be driving slower.
As for the question of whether or not winter tires are required for safe driving, that's a different story.
I actually stick with all seasons as well, mostly for cost and storage reasons, and I don't get in accidents either. But it's clear that Winter Tires only help. They just aren't worth the opportunity cost for me at this time (i.e. Food, time, etc.). So I drive carefully and plan my routes to avoid places where traction issues would cause issues. You won't see me go anywhere near the 105 Street hill in conditions like yesterday.
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