Winter Tires not compulsory

  • Posted on: 16 December 2010
  • By: Jim McIntosh
Fortunately McGuinty resisted the urge to tell us what’s good for us this time. In spite of the pleadings of the CAA and Ontario Safety League he refused to offer a tax credit for winter tires. Even better, he refused to pass a law requiring all cars to have winter tires, like Quebec. No doubt the tire companies and stores are disappointed. If winter tires do reduce accidents, maybe insurance companies would offer a discount for drivers who provide proof of purchase, like they do for smoke detectors in homes. Maybe this isn’t practical in our highly regulated auto insurance industry.