QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Jan. 30, 2004) — Following a coroner's recommendation, Quebec's Transport Ministry plans to study the possibility of requiring snow tires on all vehicles.
According to the ministry's spokesman, Minister Yvon Marcoux announced that his office will look into whether a mandate is possible, if it would be helpful and, if so, whether the government would be able to enforce the law. Already, about 84 percent of drivers in Quebec use snow tires, the spokesman told Tire Business.
“We have no intention for now to make a law or something like that,” he said. “We're just taking a look at the situation.”
He added the minister has not set a formal timeline for the study.
The coroner's recommendation followed an accident that, according to Canadian media, involved a man who died four years ago after losing control of his vehicle on so-called “black ice.”