|11-06-2012 02:24 PM|
|Geezer||Here in Colorado the chain law is only mandatory for trucks. For other vehicles the law also references "or adequate tires" which most intelligent people would assume means snow tires. However, a drive to the local ski areas on a snowy day will prove that there's lots of numb nuts who aren't very intelligent (especially flatlanders who think all-season tires are "adequate" on a 10% grade and a foot of snow). If you do get stuck and block traffic the state patrol "will" give you a ticket (if they can get to you). In the mean time you have caused unbelievable delays and pissed off fellow travelers very quickly.|
|11-06-2012 10:39 AM|
|rambleon84||I bet there is a great second hand wheel/tire market in Quebec as a consequence of that law. It makes sense to me from a safety point to require that in certain regions. Just like some mountainous regions in the US, they have mandatory chain laws for certain stretches depending on conditions|
|11-06-2012 08:20 AM|
My former car. Contour SVT had ultrahigh performance Summer only tires on it for 13 years, Summer Winter, Snow, rain, who cares.
I grew up driving rear wheel drive cars with crummy tires. ANY tire with actual tread on it with front wheel drive is a miracle compared to those rear wheel bald tire nightmares I drove all Winter as a teen!
So yeah I never once had a single issue leaving the Summer only tires on My ride in Wisconsin Winters. Snow, ice freezing rain.. nada.
Now usually Michgan does get more snow that Wisconsin..
I would never bother with snow tires.
Way too much bother. Especially with TPMS systems and all.
YOUR needs and desires may vary.
|11-05-2012 07:45 PM|
|Joey D||Kind of wish Michigan had a mandatory snow tire law. Even a no summer tire in winter law would do. The amount of people driving around on summer only tires in the middle of December concerns the hell out of me.|
|11-05-2012 07:38 PM|
I like this mandatory snow tire idea. At least where the temperatures stay under 45 F for 5 or 6 months a year, obviously not in Southern Florida or like places. Cars are so much safer wearing real winter tires in the winter.