In a crazy example of how important proper Winter tires and driving at safe speeds for the conditions are, comes a pair of traffic camera videos from Sochi, Russia. They also might be the single best tool that Land Rover could ask for to market the safety of their vehicles.
The first video shows a slushy section of highway at the exit of a tunnel. A few vehicles pass at safe speeds before an old school Lada comes on the scene at speed and out of control, mounting the curb and very nearly clobbering the wall. Moments later, a Range Rover Evoque appears at a very high rate of speed. It goes off at the same place as the Lada, but flies over the wall.
We can’t tell from that video, but it is an elevated highway, with a huge drop to the street below. A second video, from a traffic camera below, shows the Evoque crash landing on its nose before rolling and ending up on its wheels.
A passing motorist stops to assist and miraculously finds that both the driver and passenger of the Range Rover are relatively unscathed. Obviously, the SUV is completely destroyed, but all of its safety systems did their job.
If it had proper Winter tires however, the crash might not have happened at all.
Source: YouTube via GTspirit