Voices from Russia

Monday, 24 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin’s World: Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Sergei Yolkin



If you look at the licence plate under the grill, it says, “No, no”. That must mean that they fit “just right”.


In anticipation of the first snowfall of the year, which is expected on Saturday, Moscow motorists are beginning to change the summer tyres on their vehicles, but our RIA-Novosti correspondent found out that not that many were in the auto repair shops. Earlier, experts at the Phobos Weather Centre told RIA-Novosti that the first snow of the season’s expected in Moscow on Saturday, and the first below-freezing temperature will come on Sunday night, the mercury will fall to -2 Celsius (28.5 degrees Fahrenheit). In turn, the State Automobile Inspectorate (GAI) urged drivers to change over to winter tyres before the snow falls, for safety reasons. According to the UGIBDD (Directorate of the State Inspectorate of Road Traffic Safety) statistics, the onset of cold weather, which causes ice to form on the roads, significantly increases the number of road accidents, most of which can be traced to drivers neglecting to change over to winter tyres fast enough. After the first snowfall, the number of those going into the shop to change their tyres will increase significantly.

13 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin




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