More Albertans are getting the message about winter tires, according to a new study.
The Leger survey from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) found 55 per cent of drivers in the province are using winter tires, up 10 per cent from 2014.
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It comes as areas in Alberta – including Calgary and Edmonton – emerge from an unseasonable heat wave, with the majority of snow hitting the Edmonton region, but scattered flurries expected to continue through Wednesday in Calgary.
There are still a good number of Albertans (41%) who won’t be on winter tires this season
But, it’s worse in other western provinces; British Columbia, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan all have lower numbers.
All drivers in Quebec have winter tires because they are mandatory.
Two-thirds of drivers in Ontario use them along with over 80 per cent of drivers in the Maritimes.