[QUOTE=adb280z;2931311]Buy snow tires. You'll do just fine with snow on the road.[/QUOTE]
Not with pure ice. I don't care if you have Bridgestone Blizzaks or Nokian Hakkapiliitas, if you hit a patch of really slick ice those tires aren't doing a damn thing.
I understand the point about people not driving correctly in slick weather. I see plenty of people riding around slick curves with their brake lights on. Last year, with 4wd and a set of new Haks, I hit a patch of ice going downhill and it was a freefall. Like a rollercoaster. My brakes did nothing, putting the car in park would have done nothing too. It was pure physics, a heavy car on a slick sheet of ice going downhill.
IMO, salting roads should be near the top of the priority list.