Winter driving a hot topic on northwest roads

With the cold and icy months of winter still ahead, there are renewed concerns about the state of vehicles on the provinces highways, especially in those areas that receive a fair amount of snow and black ice in the winter months.

Both the Terrace Standard and the Kitimat Sentinel have featured stories in the last week about the need for proper tires for travel on the highways of Northwestern BC.

The concern has centered on the increase in road deaths in northern BC, with many pointing to improper tires as one of the key ingredients to some of the carnage on the roads. For the first time in five years, the rate of casualties rose slightly in the North from 2006 to 2007.

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