By Denna Bowman
Vehicle owners should start realising that winter tyres will help to make driving in the UK safer for almost half of the year, according to a Daily Telegraph report.
According to motoring journalist Mike Rutherford the argument for investing in winter tyres has never been stronger.
He wrote: “It’s not just when it snows that dedicated seasonal rubber makes sense; our climate from November to March justifies using them, because whether roads are wet, frosty, icy or just dry and cold, winter tyres improve safety, reduce driver stress and help to protect no-claims bonuses, too.
“It’s just a shame that the woefully inefficient and sleepy British insurance industry has yet to wake up to the obvious accident-prevention qualities of winter tyres that, it should be noted, are compulsory in some mainland European countries and in other parts of the world.
“At 45F (7C) or less, winter tyres help to increase traction and reduce stopping distances. On average, most of Britain is this cold or colder for much of winter, according to the Met Office.”