Snow tires, are you ready ?

Are you ready ? Only a few days left to equip yourself! The deadline of November 1 is approaching, and the motorists concerned will have to equip themselves with winter tires. After years of discussion, the decree on compulsory winter tires, published in October 2020 in the Official Journal, will come into force on November 1, 2021. 47 departments will be affected. The prefects must establish and communicate a list of municipalities where vehicles must be fitted with winter tires between November 1 and March 31.

 Will it be necessary to install snow tires, as they are too often called?

No, motorists will have two options to choose from:

be fitted in the trunk of the vehicle with snow chains (metallic or textile, the famous “socks”) on at least two driving wheels

be equipped with winter tires (4-season tires are accepted) on all four wheels

Note that cars fitted with studded tires are not affected by this obligation

    finally, in the event of an offense, a fine of 135 euros will have to be paid and the vehicle will be immobilized