In winter, the Quebecois are the most confident in the country
Nine years after the entry into force of the law on the mandatory installation of winter tires on motor vehicles registered in Québec, most drivers seem quebecois while confidence to face the roads this winter. It is interesting to note that while substantially all of the quebecois fleet will be equipped with winter tires, a recent study commissioned by Bridgestone demonstrates that in 2017-2018, 22% of Canadian drivers say they do not have the intention to install winter tires this year.
Meanwhile, the Quebecois drivers are more confident in their attitude to driving in winter conditions than their neighbors. Indeed, it is that drivers La Belle Province are significantly less likely (58%) than other Canadians to predict the extra time to get somewhere during the winter. In addition, the Quebecois drivers are less inclined to avoid taking the road (19%) when a winter storm in full swing, while the rest of Canada, rather tend to wait until the storm calms down before venturing out.
While the majority of drivers said quebecois drive more carefully in winter, it nevertheless remains that drivers elsewhere in Canada, or winter tires are not mandatory, have a greater tendency to adapt their conduct that quebecois. So how are preparing Canadians to winter driving? Some highlights collected by Bridgestone Canada that demonstrate how they are ready to face the snow on the roads:
- From October 1 British Columbians 4 has already installed winter tires on his vehicle, more than double than the rest of Canada.
- Albertans are significantly more likely (82%) than the rest of Canada to drive more cautiously in winter period.
- Atlantic Canadians are sighted in case of snow storm and make advances in food reserves. About 60% of the East declare residents make reservations chips, while the rest of Canada opts for milk (68%), bread (75%), and eggs (65%).
- The Quebecois are most likely to make pizza FROZEN provisions in case of snowstorm.
- Many Canadians travel long distances to see hockey, dance, basketball or curling. One in ten has already led nearly 200km to take her child to a sporting event.
Photo: Jean-François Guay
Bridgestone said that the best approach for winter driving is an adequate preparation of the vehicle, put on good winter tires to your vehicle and adapted to harsh conditions you will encounter and be extra careful on the roads.