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Petition for legislation for winter and all season tyres

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Nothing will stop some people doing stupid stuff. There's already legislation that says it's illegal to crash into people and some people still do it. That's just life. But most people go about their lives not wronging others because they know they'll lose their house if they do. That's motivation.

The point I've been trying to make is not to reach for the government to fix all problems (yours or others'). It just gives them the idea that they're capable and wanted, which they're not. If they did legislate on what you want them to, the odds are that tyre prices would go up, crashes would go up and your wife's breasts would shrink.

 

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I've let the petition die as I don't think that I worded it desperately well, but can I encourage people to think about the merits of all season tyres, especially in light of the winter that we've had. 

 

With the all seasons on the car, I've quite literally left other vehicles standing whilst driving in the snow. A hill on a main road about two miles from us had a good 6 inches of slushy snow on it back when we had the full fat beast from the east. I met a Transit reversing down telling me I'd never get up and left a Clio behind me, stuck. Our car continued on without me even noticing the snow. 

 

So, if you don't live on the south coast, do consider all season tyres when you next replace them. Not only will they provide you with better traction through the colder months, but in moderate snowy conditions you'll keep moving effortlessly whilst the cars on summer tyres can't.

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