TORONTO—Canadian drivers are buying winter tires in record numbers, according to a new survey released by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.
Outside Quebec, where winter tires are the law, 61 percent of Canadian drivers now use winter tires, TRAC said.
In every province, winter tire use has increased by about 10 percent since the last time a survey was taken in 2014, according to TRAC.
In Atlantic Canada, 81 percent of drivers now use winter tires, the survey said. Ontario is second at 65 percent, it said.
Among those drivers who still don't use winter tires, the belief that all-season tires provide sufficient traction in winter was the main reason, followed by cost, TRAC said.
The full report can be found here.