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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #980 on: March 07, 2019, 09:27:35 pm »
What stuns me is that none of the vehicles have their hazard warning flashers on...?

It is just another day in Canada. Problem is that people still try drive as normal.
Exactly. For some reason they keep the same schedule and leave for work at the same time they always do. Then the roads and weather is bad, but they don't want to be late for work and maintain "normal" speed. On my way to work the other morning I found a 3 car pile up. Guy no.1 skidded in to the ditch. Guy no.2 behind him stops next to the road to see if guy no.1 is OK. Guy no.3 behind no. 2 is not seeing so well through the blowing snow, and drives  straight in to the back of no.2, pushing his truck off the road and ramming guy no.1  :eek7:

Sounds about right... It is crazy how people drive on each others backsides with ice on the road! I dont get the logic?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #981 on: March 08, 2019, 06:52:41 am »
I once experienced black ice on my way to work near Bruma.
A fire hydrant had leaked overnight and dampened the road.
Overnight the thin layer of water had frozen.
It's a terrible feeling when you have no steering and no brakes and the car in front of you is getting closer every second...!  :eek7:
I think we ten to twenty cars in that bumper-bashing over three lanes.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #982 on: March 08, 2019, 10:46:20 am »
Question for the "vriesgatte" do you have to have a different set of tyres on during winter by law?
OR could you have all terrain tipe tyres on through the whole year.
IF you have to swap tyres by law is that normally done when the first snow falls or is there a date set by the law? So if you do not have them fitted by a certain date you will be fined?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #983 on: March 08, 2019, 01:36:36 pm »
Question for the "vriesgatte" do you have to have a different set of tyres on during winter by law?
OR could you have all terrain tipe tyres on through the whole year.
IF you have to swap tyres by law is that normally done when the first snow falls or is there a date set by the law? So if you do not have them fitted by a certain date you will be fined?
Not sure about Canada, but here in NL not compulsory. I do however use winter tyres. It is a softer tyre and I believe different compound to handle cold better. It is also a bit more aggressive than standard road tyre.  Better performance in wet and snow. In other EU countries like Germany it is compulsory. However, saying that, it doesn't matter what tyre you use on ice I guess.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #984 on: March 08, 2019, 04:11:27 pm »
Here in Ontario it is not required by law. You only get a small discount on your insurance if you fit winter tires, and a surprising number of people dont seem to think its needed. They do perform a lot better when its cold and snowy, but ice still is very slippery!
 

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« Reply #985 on: March 08, 2019, 06:17:53 pm »
https://globalnews.ca/news/4501755/bc-winter-tires/

In some provinces it is mandatory to have winter tires. I installed a set on my wife’s car and it makes a huge difference when stopping and overall handling compared to my bakkie with all season tires.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #986 on: March 08, 2019, 06:59:56 pm »
Here in Ontario it is not required by law. You only get a small discount on your insurance if you fit winter tires, and a surprising number of people dont seem to think its needed. They do perform a lot better when its cold and snowy, but ice still is very slippery!

What Bielie said... Not required here. Quebec it is manditory. I have all season tires for summber on my cars and winter tires for winter. If you claim the discount for insurance by using winter tires there is a date to have them on by and a date you can take them off. Winter tires is a soft rubber so it wears fast in hot temps, but harder tires slip on ice and snow. Better to have 2 sets. Love driving in the snow accturally, everyone turns into a WRC champion...
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #987 on: March 10, 2019, 07:13:49 am »
The law can be funny Austria, winter tyres are not mandatory by law, but your insurance doesn’t cover you without winter tyres and insurance is mandatory by law.  :biggrin:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #988 on: March 10, 2019, 08:33:15 am »
Same in Switzerland. Winter tyres are not mandatory but from october to april if you have them ... insurance will not reimburse you and police will pursue you because you don't have the control of your car. By the way if you don't remove the glass from the windshield you could lose your driving licence.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #989 on: March 10, 2019, 10:23:51 am »
Same in Switzerland. Winter tyres are not mandatory but from october to april if you have them ... insurance will not reimburse you and police will pursue you because you don't have the control of your car. By the way if you don't remove the glass from the windshield you could lose your driving licence.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #990 on: March 10, 2019, 11:21:49 am »
Same in Switzerland. Winter tyres are not mandatory but from october to april if you have them ... insurance will not reimburse you and police will pursue you because you don't have the control of your car. By the way if you don't remove the glass from the windshield you could lose your driving licence.
glass or ice ? 😳

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #991 on: March 11, 2019, 11:32:20 pm »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #992 on: March 12, 2019, 08:43:09 am »
Bloody hell. How can anyone afford being alcoholic over there?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #993 on: March 12, 2019, 09:45:35 am »
Bloody hell. How can anyone afford being alcoholic over there?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #994 on: March 12, 2019, 11:38:07 pm »
Summer is here  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #995 on: March 13, 2019, 06:32:10 am »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #996 on: March 13, 2019, 05:28:04 pm »
Summer is here  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

you just jinxed it! Don't worry the ice stroms still need to come...
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #997 on: March 14, 2019, 03:29:06 am »
Summer is here  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

you just jinxed it! Don't worry the ice stroms still need to come...

I'm looking forward to the weekend.

We'll have a minor cold front moving through, temps will drop to the mid-70's (around 24 deg C) and possibility of some rain. Will be nice and cool working on the fence...  :pot: :imaposer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #998 on: March 21, 2019, 12:58:34 am »
Had a few days of warm weather. The snow is melting really fast.

2 weeks ago...



Today....



Can almost get to the bikes  :ricky:


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #999 on: March 21, 2019, 02:17:20 am »
 :laughing4:  Just almost!

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