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If you live in Vancouver do you need snow tires?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Do snow tires really help in the rain?

Aren't all-season radials good enough?

It's a debate which continues to rage.

So I thought that you might be interested in the opinions contained in an article entitled:

" The Great Snow Tire Debate" - which was written by Yvonne Zacharias and featured in the November 8, 2013, edition of the Vancouver Sun.

Here are some nuggets which I mined from this article.

> " For Ken Cousins, associate vice-president of roadside assistance for BCAA, there's no debate. He says you need winter tires in the soggy Lower Mainland... because Metro Vancouver gets cold enough for early morning and evening road conditions, which are best handled with snow tires."

> Melissa Arbour of Canadian Tire says that you should install winter tires  NOW because this time of year morning temperatures can hover just above zero.

> Will the fact that you don't have winter tires void your auto insurance if you're involved in a car accident? No. But, if you're involved in a crash where winter tires may have helped, not having them may be held against you when it comes to determining the issue of fault.

Were you involved in a car accident where the type of tires the other driver had on his/her vehicle may have made a difference?

Have you been struck by a car which had insufficent tread on its tires?

Reach out to me at [email protected]

Jeff Witten


Category: Car Accidents


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