No, it’s not.Is BWD as tricky on snow and ice as some people tell me?
winter tyres are far more effecive than bags of sand to be fair.No, it’s not.
Where do you live?
Snow and ice are rarely an issue for Irish drivers, and most urban environments have the roads gritted/salted when snow and ice occur.
During “the big freeze” of 2010 or whatever year it was I drove to work one of those days, a 1994 merc. I was going out after work (Clonskeagh) and was leaving the car in the car park overnight. I left a couple of bags of horticultural sand and a spade in the boot so that I’d be able to get out the following day. Didn’t use the sand but it’s extra 40kg or so increased the traction sufficiently!
Many drivers on the continent have summer tyres and winter tyres, and importantly, somewhere to store them. They’re probably necessary here only three or four days a year.