Risks in traffic Traffic means transporting people, goods and information from one place to another. The playing field is open. It is a constantly evolving puzzle, and a place where you are never alone. Traffic and various traffic routes connect people from all around the world. When you are on the move, there are many factors contributing to the success of your trip: your car, the tyres, your driving skills, whether you are in a hurry, other drivers on the road and the weather conditions. All forms of weather are to be found in traffic. A stunningly beautiful calm winter day with slight frost can instantly change into a blizzard, or watery slush into mirror-like ice. In the wintertime, roads may be snowy, slushy, wet or icy. Surprising showers may cause difficulties in the summertime: the contact area between the tyre and the road may be almost eradicated in just a few moments. Tyres are a major risk factor connected with driving properties. Therefore, the tyres do matter.