Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:46:32 -0500
From: Bob  <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On 22 Jan 2003 21:53:46 GMT, wrote: >So, 3% of the year your tires are unsafe? No. 3% of the time, my tires are not optimum for snow conditions. However, since I have all-season tires and I am smart enough to drive cautiously in the snow, my car handles safely. >> Studless snow tires do nothing for ice >> traction, so that doesn't count. > >My experience with ice-racing using non-studded tires seems to indicate >that your statement is incorrect. Well, ice racing is not street driving. It doesn't really matter what your (street) tire tread looks like on ice, they all slip. Snow tires are designed for loose snow traction, not ice traction. >Well, good luck with that. Please don't run into me the 3% of the time >that your tires are unsuitable for the conditions. Thanks. Don't worry, I won't. But you do have to worry about the 99.9% of the drivers out there that don't know how to drive in the snow, snow tires or not. Bob

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