Fit Winter Tyres During Cold Weather For Increased Safety

This winter, it is predicted to be colder than the average winter, with more snow falls and icy roads. A YouGov poll shows that last winter, 58 per cent of senior decision makers at small businesses said their companies suffered from the snow.

74 per cent of employees were affected by the snow falls and 26 per cent could not get to work at all.

MyTyres recommends that one consideration should be to fit winter tyres. As an illustration, last winter a major online supermarket grocery delivery service fitted their delivery van fleet with winter tyres. The company said that the winter tyres improved safety for both the drivers and other road users as well as increasing grip and stability in the snow and icy conditions, which allowed the drivers to access places others could not.

The British Tyre Manufacturers' Association found that at 60mph on a wet road with a temperature of 5°C, a car stopped five metres shorter - equivalent to more than one car length - when fitted with winter tyres. This could be of particular help for commuters and business motorists who are likely to be on the road at the coldest parts of the day; morning and evening.

11 August 2011 Staff

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