Be Safe with Winter Tyres
Winter Tyre Performance and Safety
Let’s take an average winter day in Ireland. The temperature outside is just under 7 degrees, and the road surface is wet. When driving in these conditions at 100 km/ph speed, winter tyres will bring a car to a full stop in ~ 65 meters. Summer tyres are not as efficient during these weather conditions, and it would take ~ 70 meters to come to a complete stop.
That extra 5m can make all the difference when driving in wintery conditions.
Winter Car Accidents
During the winter period, just under 50% of driving accidents are as a direct result of skidding. Road insurance claims also tend to increase by an average of 25%.