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Old November 25th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #41
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any news?

up-to-date tread depth: in Austria and Czech Rep. at least 4 mm, mandatory.
in Italy the legal minimum is 1,6 mm, the same for the summer tyres.

Motorway sign on A27:
it's mandatory fitting winter tyres (marked M&S on the sidewall or, more effective, they must have a snowflake inside a 3 peaks mountain) or snowchains on board, from 15 november to 15 april
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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by PLH View Post
Here - nothing at all. You don't need to have neither winter tires (and many idiots don't) nor any equipment.
Ands where is here if I may be so bold?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #43
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At Spain there is nothing mandatory in these cases. Just only in those roads that can have problems with ice they can put a restriction. The most used are no trucks and cars only with winter equipment for wheels. Police can forbide going on without them.

But it is according with weather and dates. Maybe this week a road is closed and next week has no problem to run there.

It is the surprise of the country where you can have lots of beaches in the southern Europe and can rise to several ski resorts (and other areas where no ski but a lot of problems with ice).
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Old November 25th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #44
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Winter tyres, studded or not, marked M+S are mandatory in passenger cars and vans less than 3.5 tons in December, January and February. The minimum tread is 3.0 millimetres. This applies to foreign vehicles, too.

Studded tyres are allowed from November 1st to week after Easter, and always when needed because of road conditions. In practice, the winter conditions may last until mid-May in the north, and the police does not pay much attention to studs before that.

Typically, people switch to winter tyres in October-November when the temperature approaches zero, and to summer tyres in March-April after the show has vanished (or after returning from their holidays in the north). Usually, people avoid using the studded tyres longer than necessary because of the noise they make.

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