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Winter Tires Can Have a Huge Impact On Reducing Winter Crashes in Manitoba

More than 23,415 crashes happen on average every year in Manitoba. Approximately thirty-one percent of them occur in December, January, and February, according to data released by Manitoba Public Insurance from 2006 to 2010.

This problem has been debated to be caused by the missing winter tires on many cars and motorcycles in Manitoba. “We encourage vehicle owners to educate themselves as to what tire actually best suits their driving needs, and in some situations, that may be a snow tire, and in other situations, it might be a four-season radial,” said Brian Smiley from Manitoba Public Insurance.

This problem is concerning since car crashes can result in the loss of lives, losing the car, distributing the city flow and causing damage to public properties. A study performed by Quebec shows that road-accident injuries can be reduced by five percent if citizens start using winter tires.

GITI Tire Canada, Luo Monico mentioned, “The tread compound is really the biggest difference between winter and all-season/summer tires. The rubber compounds in today’s sophisticated winter tires maintain their elasticity even at temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius. Drivers will notice a difference in traction, particularly when cornering or braking when temperatures fall below seven degrees Celsius.”

Even if winter tires are not mandatory in Manitoba, Manitobans should protect others and themselves from harm and use them. Many winter tire shops have started giving many deals on winter tires so that people can afford them.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

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