Last week, Canadian Tire invited me to drive on an ice rink to test tires; winter VS all-season ones.
What had the most impact on me, though, was this:
50% of Canadians are driving without winter tires
I was shocked. That’s way too low, and not okay. I felt so strongly about it, I used this week’s column to say as much.
(read it online here)
For sure I’m a bit lippy this week, but I feel strongly about this because apparently half of you are irresponsibly driving beside me in icy conditions while wearing roller-skates, thinking they’re good for all four seasons.
At 7ºC, the rubber in a non-winter tire hardens, and loses elasticity, and therefore adhesiveness.
The rubber in a winter tire is designed to stay flexible in low temperatures, so it sticks better to the road.
Driving with me is Graham Jeffery, Tire Business Manager with Canadian Tire, hi hi!
Deep grooves that expel snow, that’s what to look for.
How can one thing perform five functions? Show me one outfit that can be worn to work, a cocktail party, a club, a movie night in, then yoga. It can’t.
Here’s a post about my new camera setup, seen above. And I’ll leave you, with the Final Cut file.
This is what the video above, actually looks like.