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Old 01-15-2013, 01:13 PM
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47 ft vs. 40 ft vs. 21 ft.

Now, imagine a car stopped at a traffic light 30 ft in front of you on an ice-covered road in the Winter...


P.S. Here's a different comparison on snow, rather than ice, from 30 mph:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=109

61 ft vs. 102 ft

The testing is great, but there's also an element of common sense and safety that you have to exercise in bad weather. I go to parking lots covered in snow/ice and periodically practice stopping distance, loss of traction, etc, so I have some idea what to expect on the roads. Especially at the beginning of the winter, so I can see the difference tire wear has made. Then, I try and stay "that" far away from danger.

The point, if you've put yourself in a position to be 30 feet from a stopped car at a light in the snow/ice traveling 30MPH, YOU SCREWED UP!

And you can't simply say "sometimes it happens" because when the weather is bad it's your job as the operator to do everything you can to make sure it doesn't happen. If you know your car/tires capabilities and take the responsibility to heart, excellent all season tires are more then adequate for most snow and winter conditions.
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