The return of winter includes seasonal decorations, foolish drivers and maybe a meteor


The law may state that you must have winter tires on your car no later than December 15, but that doesn’t mean the road conditions won’t require them earlier!

Much like the swallows to Capistrano, winter has returned to Montreal. One of the main downtown streets has been festooned with lovely lamppost lights that give a festive feel to the area.

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Of course that lovely winter wonderland feeling diminishes as the freezing rain pelts off your windshield while you try to avoid first-time winter-condition drivers  as they slip and slide about. According to Transports Québec, under the Highway Safety Code, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with tires specifically designed for winter driving from December 15 to March 15. This also applies to passenger vehicles for rent in Québec.

The law may state that you must have winter tires on your car no later than December 15, but that doesn’t mean the road conditions won’t require them earlier!

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Freezing rain pelts off widnshield

At least it wasn’t a meteor or any thing like that … or was it?

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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