Should Snow Tires Be Mandatory In Ontario?
The first major snowfall of 2014 saw over 100 accidents in Toronto. CAA received over 1,500 calls for service.
Officially in Toronto, we got 17.4cm of snow at Pearson Airport. However, some areas around the GTA got up to 25cm.
We’ve already had roughly 1/3rd of the amount of snow that we would normally get in a winter, and it’s only December 12.
Did yesterday’s accidents and tales from the road only drive home the idea that snow tires should be a mandatory component of every vehicle in Ontario when winter hits?
Drivers in Quebec are required to slap them on every year from December 15 to March 15.
This morning Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, talked about how drivers can stay safe during the winter season.
The Ministry of Transportation wants to send a message to motorists about how they should practice safe driving techniques while in slick and slippery conditions.
The minister was joined by community road-safety partners to announce legislation to keep Ontario’s roads among the safest in Canada.
However, Del Duca doesn’t believe they should be made mandatory.
What do you think?