Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 22:19:22 GMT From: "Harry Davis" <harryedavisnopsamediaone.net> Subject: Re: Winter vs all season tires on 900SE???
"Nutmegger" <Menopsamcretroadagain.com> wrote in message news:lszo7.464$p77.2593nopsamnewsranger.com... --snip-- > >> OH...you are in Sweden? So they passed legislation about snow tires, how is it > >> enforced? > > > >The police can fine you if they - during the period 1 december to 31 march - catch you > >using summer tyres when there is frost, ice, or snow on the roads. My guess is that using > >summer tyres in such conditions will also affect the possibilities of claiming on > >insurance, in the event of an accident, and will render you more liable to pay damages if > >someone else gets hurt. > > Interesting, I don't believe we have fines for that here, but we do have fines > for using studded tires in the spring and summer months. > > --snip-- > > ~J~ I have seen roads designated as snow routes here in the eastern U.S. To use these roads you are required to have snow tires or chains during snow storms. I don't know how or if the police enforce this. I think most of these are in cities or towns. Although in Colorado I have seen signs that you must use chains on some of the roads. Of course this is in the Rocky Mountains.