Jan 13, 2022

Carol Hochu: International Winter Tire Regulations Overview

As I write this, winter – or more precisely, the winter solstice – has arrived. After December 21st, the days will grow longer, and the nights will get shorter. Slowly but surely, we are on our way to springtime and warmer weather.

But until temperatures consistently remain below 7°C, winter tires remain a must-have. In my last video interview with Autosphere.ca, I discussed the findings from TRAC’s 2021 Winter Tire Report. For this article, I want to examine how Canada compares to other countries when it comes to winter tires.

Based on 2019 international winter tire regulations scan conducted by TRAC, five countries have winter tire mandates including Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Slovenia, and Sweden. A larger group of countries and one U.S. state mandate winter tires based on weather conditions including Austria, Colorado, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Luxemburg, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Turkey. …

Source: Autosphere

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