To the editor,
Sound advice. Unfortunately most of today’s cars don’t have a spare, so the jack, wrench and other items to replace a flat tire are useless. Today if you have serious tire damage what you need is a cell phone and a lot of money because you will have to be rescued on a flatbed. Your broken-down vehicle could also be a roadside hazard. On some limited-access highways in Canada you can be charged with careless driving if you run out of gas, thereby creating a hazard. For the same reason shouldn’t spare tires be mandatory so drivers can quickly self-rescue?
S.I. Petersen, Nanaimo
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