Winter driving can offer virtually all the unpleasantness that a novice driver can imagine. Although you may think that brushing snow off a car parked outside in freezing weather may be the worst thing that could happen to you, it is actually the least of your troubles. The way our Canadian climate works, you will have to worry about navigating deep snow, black ice, slippery bridge decks and icy intersections among many other hazards.
In regions with heavy snowfall and prolonged low temperatures, having a set of winter tires installed may be the difference between driving around safely or spinning off a slick road. Winter tires are specifically designed to provide improved traction, control and safety. They are made of softer rubber compound and silica that sticks to the road much better than all-season tires.
If you haven’t put your winter tires on already, hurry up and do so. It is recommended that you install winter tires mid-October and remove them in late March. This is of course subject to change according to weather conditions. Another incentive to get them installed is that if the police catch you driving around with regular tires on snow covered roads, they will give you an expensive ticket, a fair punishment for jeopardizing your safety and that of fellow motorists who share the roads with you.
Just because it is winter season, that does not mean you need to shy away from learning how to drive. Contact Ambitious Drivers today to schedule your driving classes. (416) 293-6500.