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Slip sliding away times six

Saturday, November 24, 2012   by: Staff



Between 1 pm Friday and 2 am Saturday 6 motor vehicle collisions were reported to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. 
One collision in the 600 block of Trunk Road reported minor injuries. 
Several of the collisions were related to road conditions. 
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service would like to remind the public to adjust their driving to the winter conditions that have arrived. 
If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637. Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.

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Hatch 11/24/2012 7:10:17 AM Report

December 15, 2014 snow tires will be mandatory in the province of Quebec and will have to be used till March 15th of each winter.

It won't be long before we see the insurance institute lobbying for the same regulations across the country.
SuzyyQ 11/24/2012 8:05:23 AM Report

Hatch, with or without snow tires, there are still the dumbass drivers who don't slow the h** down ! Furthermore, snow tires assist for better traction, but you hit an ice patch, you still slip and slide. Drivers have to SLOW DOWN !
Cam 11/24/2012 8:29:54 AM Report

True...snow tires will not help the one big i gotta be first tailgate party out there...
B Boy 11/24/2012 8:49:50 AM Report

Snow tires and slower speeds won't help if the driver is distracted on their cell phone.

I still see far too many drivers (and police) talking on their cell phones while driving.

Apparently the stats for distracted driving accidents are very similar to drunk driving but not much action is being taken really. In both types the driver has made a clear choice to engage in a behaviour.
houston 11/24/2012 10:24:36 AM Report

A lot of people don't know what a real winter tire is. It is a tire that was manufactured for winter driving only. The tires are made of a special rubber that stays soft in cold temperatures. The tires almost stick to ice. There is no such thing as a summer/winter tire, as stated by a transport Canada official on Market Place. In fact; using a summer winter tire in the winter time is putting the driver and passengers at risk, (the rubber becomes hard and gets slippery). If you are a parent and you are letting your son or daughter drive in the winter without winter tires, you are putting them at risk.
speed7 11/24/2012 10:59:56 AM Report

b boy very right! Many people still using their phones on the road. You would think their would be stricter enforcement. Possibly harsher fines. It doesnt take much park to off on the side of the road if you have something to say or some texting to do on your phone. These gadgets have become surgically attached to everyones hands, Put it down or shut it off an you wont be bothered while driving on the road.
muf 11/24/2012 11:45:24 AM Report

There is technology out there to prevent use of cell phones while vehicle is in motion.
frnlak 11/24/2012 12:27:24 PM Report

The problem is with all those people driving around in those pissy assed little shitbox cars, speeding, running red lights and talking on the cell phone all at the same time, drunk out of their skulls with empty beer bottles in the back seat. Why don't they sober up, clean up their act and BUY A TRUCK ? I drive one. Can you feel the sarcasm ?
Hatch 11/24/2012 2:05:17 PM Report

Suzyy Q:

Never said snow/ice tires would compensate for poor driving skills but they can be helpful in winter conditions should the need arise.
Zing 11/24/2012 3:01:53 PM Report

They should impound the cellphone for a week or so if caught driving while using it.
geist 11/24/2012 3:46:01 PM Report

are we back in high school again, zing? Distracted drivers should be charged, not have their phone taken away for a week.
speed7 11/24/2012 3:55:49 PM Report

I`ve seen trucks spin out when its slippery outside. Its pretty scary. The law of inertia you can actualy be physically thrown out of your truck in an accident . Besides science shows vehicles closer to the ground are better than trucks jacked up in the air. Trucks give off alot of Co2 emmisions more so than a smaller vehicles. Bad for the environment. Besides I dont think its right to descriminate that truck drivers dont drink. That`s a very silly assumption.
Working Man 11/24/2012 8:12:38 PM Report

They were all drunk!! LOl. The cops just forgot to give them breathalyzer tests. Lol...


What are you talking about? Trucks are twice as expensive, twice as bad on gas, and they cut people off all the time, as well as spin-out all the time.
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