Each season comes with its own challenges, and we need to adapt and follow the rules that are meant to protect us if we want to be safe when driving.
Unfortunately, the first snow is the usual reminder for drivers to change their tyres, though the recommended time for change by tyre manufacturers is as soon as temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius. What happens then is that summer tyres actually “freeze”. The rubber in the tyre becomes rigid, which lowers traction, increases braking distance, and causes sliding. Lack of traction and less brake efficiency impair road safety and may cause accidents (traffic collisions, slides across lanes or off the road, etc.).