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Quebec winter tire law will go into effect soon

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Starting Dec. 15, all passenger vehicles registered in Quebec must be equipped with tires "specifically designed for winter driving," according to Transport Quebec.

The new measure is designed to increase highway safety, say officials from the organization.

"Information collected in 2005 shows that 38% of the accidents that occur during the winter involve at least one vehicle that is equipped with all-season tires. These vehicles are strongly over-represented in these accidents... tires that are designed specifically for winter driving conditions are a safe solution for driving in winter."

Transport Quebec estimates that 4.5 million vehicles will be impacted by the new law.

For a more in-depth look at Quebec's winter tire law and how it's impacting tire dealers in other provinces, see MTD Managing Editor Lori Mavrigian's latest commentary in her blog, "Lori's Listening" ("Winter tire demand has overtaken supply)," also on www.moderntiredealer.com






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