If you are driving in winter conditions, no other tire than a winter-approved tire is safe enough to drive on, so you shouldn’t even consider driving home or to your destination without them if your area has already been hit by such conditions. If you have snow, ice or slush, then winter tires are the right choice for bringing you home safely.
A winter tire is designed for winter conditions. A winter tire has been tested rigorously to ensure that it can perform diligently during these conditions. It will have good traction regardless of what wintery surface you are driving on. It can be dry or wet asphalt, it can be snow or slush and even ice; the winter tire can perform safely during all these conditions. It can handle very low temperatures, where the summer tires can’t perform. Basically the only conditions where the winter tire will perform badly, is in warm conditions. Thus it is important that once the winter has ended that you change back to summer tires to ensure high performance and safety throughout the year.
The ability to be able to have full control over your vehicle and not risk losing control is crucial for safe winter driving. A vehicle with good winter tires ensures that you have excellent traction during winter conditions. Key for the winter season is that you still respect the forces of nature and drive safely, change your tires early enough before the weather changes and that you buy good quality winter tires.