Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:47:03 -0500 From: Bob <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com> Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 02:25:42 -0500, Malcolm W. Mason <arpicnopsammail.com> wrote: >Bob you must live in a more tempeate area and are urban or on a main >road. I live in New England. I don't live in what I'd consider a rural area but 10% of the land around here is probably still farms. We get several feet of snow each year, in storms that are 3", 6", or maybe 15" at most. The roads throughout this area (and I mean most of the Northeast) are _well_ plowed and sanded. Unless you are caught out _in_ a storm, the odds of encountering any significant snow are very low. When the roads start to accumulate snow, everyone uses it as an excuse to go home early. If it keeps snowing, they use it as an excuse to stay home or go in late the next day. BTW - it's actually the Urban areas around here where you tend to need snow tires. The cities do a horrible job of clearing the streets due to budget constraints and traffic / parked cars. I find the worse conditions in a city the day or two after a storm, the best conditions are out in the country. Bob